MGM Studios, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., has promoted Judith A. Jecmen to senior VP, legal finance. She will report to Jonathan Bader, the studio's executive VP of business affairs.

MGM Studios, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., has promoted Judith A. Jecmen to senior VP, legal finance. She will report to Jonathan Bader, the studio's executive VP of business affairs.

Jecmen joined MGM Studios in 2001 as director of business affairs, and was promoted in 2002 to VP, legal finance. She previously held business affairs and legal posts at DeLaurentiis Entertainment Ltd. and Cinetel Films, Producers Sales Organization and Warner Bros. International.

She also worked in private practice with law firms in New York, Texas and Mississippi, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, venture-capital financing and entertainment law.

Jecmen received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French from the University of Dayton. She also received a Certificat de Francais from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.

Jecmen is admitted to the California, New York, Mississippi and Texas bars.