Warner ups pic music exec

WB veep to oversee legal issues

Keith Zajic has been promoted to executive VP of business affairs for Warner Bros. Pictures Music.

Zajic will report to Gary LeMel and Doug Frank, co-presidents of Warner Bros. Pictures Music. He will continue to negotiate agreements for soundtrack and scoring artists, and will oversee all other legal issues relevant to the music division’s activities.

“Keith has been integral to everything we do here for nearly 15 years,” said LeMel and Frank in a joint statement. “We rely on his expertise, commitment and judgment every day and are very happy to acknowledge his many contributions to the success of our division with this promotion.”

Prior to his promotion, Zajic wassenior VP of business affairs in the same division, a position he assumed in 1993 after serving as veep since 1989.

During his tenure with Warner Bros., Zajic has overseen negotiations for such soundtracks as “New Jack City,” “Singles,” “The Bodyguard,” “Space Jam,” “City of Angels,” “Romeo Must Die,” and the “Matrix” trilogy and “Harry Potter” franchises.

Prior to joining WB he was senior vice president of business affairs for the Columbia Pictures Entertainment Music Group, having joined that studio in 1982 as senior counsel.

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