Prior to taking the reins at MGM, Nathanson spent three years as chairman and CEO of New Regency Productions, where his duties included managing all production, development and distribution activity. During his tenure, he supervised or produced such titles as "Natural Born Killers" (1994), "Heat" (1995), "Tin Cup" (1996), "A Time to Kill" (1996) and the last two installments of the "Free Willy" franchise. His producing credit for Curtis Hanson's critically-acclaimed "L.A. Confidential" (1997) was just one of several holdovers from his days at New Regency. Since arriving at MGM, Nathanson has overseen "Red Corner" (1997) and "Species 2" (1998) with a slate of projects (such as "Julip" and a distaff remake of "The Fortune Cookie") in various stages of development. His strong business acumen and keen eye for talent undoubtedly will continue to serve him well in his current position.