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Miramax ups Meadow

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Miramax Films has upped Cary Meadow to the position of senior vice president for business and legal affairs.

In his new position, Meadow will continue to cover the areas of production, acquisition and outside litigation. But he also will move into handling “new business development” for the company.

“(Cary) is a key member of our team, and he’ll be expanding his duties to include more complicated transactions,” said Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, who made the announcement with his brother Bob.

Among other ventures, Miramax is prepping a new television division, Miramax TV, to be headed by former CBS exec Billy Campbell, and launching various initiatives in book and magazine publishing.

Meadow, who is based in Los Angeles, will work closely with the minimajor’s L.A.-based co-prexy of production Bob Osher, and its New York-based executive vice president, office of the chairman, Charles Layton. Among his other duties, Osher oversees Miramax’s business and legal department in L.A.

Total Miramax L.A. operations are headed up by prexy Mark Gill.

Meadow has negotiated talent deals on many pics including “The Faculty,” directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Kevin Williamson; “Halloween: H20,” directed by Steve Miner and starring Jamie Lee Curtis; disco drama “54,” starring Mike Myers and Salma Hayek; and John Dahl’s “Rounders,” starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton.

He joined Miramax in 1997 as vice president of business and legal affairs. Prior to Miramax, he worked for the L.A. law firm Hill, Wynne, Troop & Meisinger. He began his career in the legal and business affairs department at Twentieth Century Fox.

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