CULVER CITY, CA– David Steinberg, Executive Vice President, Legal Affairs for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) has been appointed to an expanded role where he will oversee legal affairs for all of the studio's motion picture groups. The announcement was made today by Leah Weil, SPE's Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel, to whom he reports.
Steinberg previously managed legal affairs for Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Sony Pictures Imageworks. In his expanded role, he will additionally supervise the legal departments of Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Classics, and TriStar Pictures, in addition to handling significant financing and distribution arrangements.
"David has worked on so many projects over the years that his resume reads like the end credits of a movie," said Weil. "We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber looking after legal affairs for the motion picture groups at SPE."
Steinberg originally joined Sony Pictures in 2003 as Vice President, Legal Affairs, where he worked on acquisitions, co-financing and co-production matters at the Columbia Pictures division. He then moved to Paramount Vantage from 2006 to 2008, before re-joining SPE in 2009.
Steinberg has been involved in motion picture production and distribution since the early 1990s, starting in the entertainment department of the law firm of Hill, Wynne Troop & Meisinger. He is a magna cum laude graduate of UCLA (Economics/International Studies) and a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.
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