Since being named President of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Television Group and Digital in June 2011, Roma has been charged with developing strategies to grow the business globally, while developing new, creative content and managing the storied MGM library, including the Bond series of films, as well as MGM’s intellectual properties. In her role, Roma oversees all television development and production, global sales and acquisitions, distribution and licensing, and content creation and digital initiatives for MGM television worldwide. The veteran TV executive also manages all existing television franchises and partnerships, as well as guides the creation of new franchise and content opportunities that will appeal to marketers around the world.
Before joining MGM, Roma served as President, Universal Networks International & Digital Initiatives, with NBC Universal beginning in September 2007. She oversaw and developed a portfolio of over 70 NBC Universal international television channels, including the Syfy Channel, 13th Street, Universal Channel, Hallmark Channel, Divatv and Movies24 brands, as well as the Digital Initiatives division. Under her leadership, several global productions launched on these channels to great critical and ratings success, including Rookie Blue, Haven, Fact or Faked and Fairly Legal.
Prior to this, Roma was Senior Vice President, Content and Co-Head of CHUM Television (acquired in 2007 by CTV). In this role, she guided all of the TV group’s domestic and international content creation, pre-licensing, program acquisitions and distribution efforts, overseeing the Programming, Independent Production, In-House Production, International Distribution and channel formats, Interactive and Creative Services units across CHUM’s national broadcast network and portfolio of cable channels, and multiple international and interactive distribution outlets.
Before this position, Roma was Vice President, CHUM Interactive, where she was responsible for the strategic and day-to-day operations of all new media and cross-platform content initiatives for CHUM Radio and Television. Before joining CHUM in 2003, Roma was Executive Vice President for Snap Media, a leading independent interactive producer, and prior to that she was Manager of Legal and Business Affairs at Sony Music Canada.
Roma serves as the current Co-Chair of the Canadian Film Centre and sits on the commercial committee of BAFTA. She has received numerous accolades from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Television Business International and was ranked among The Sunday Times’ Top 40 Under 40 and Digital TV Europe’s Euro 50 over the years.
Roma is based in Los Angeles and holds law degrees from both Canadian and the United States and an MBA.