Jeffrey Korchek has been upped to executive VP, legal and business affairs, for Universal Pictures, reporting to Jon Gumpert, who was promoted last week to executive VP (Daily Variety, Jan. 8).
In his new post, Korchek, who had been senior VP of business affairs, will oversee the studio’s legal and business affairs department. Korchek joined U’s legal department in 1987 and was promoted in 1990 to VP of business affairs.
“Jeffrey has proven himself to be a strong executive and a skilled negotiator,” said Universal Pictures chairman Ca-sey Silver.
Prior to joining the studio, Korchek was an attorney with Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg and Phillips.