Exec to continue negotiating music deals

Warner Bros. Pictures Music has upped Lisa Margolis to senior veep of business and legal affairs.

Margolis will continue to negotiate music agreements for Warner Bros. Pictures features and soundtrack albums and will oversee other legal issues relevant to the music arm’s activities.

She reports to Keith Zajic, exec VP of business affairs, Warner Bros. Pictures Music.

Margolis joined Warner Bros. Pictures in 1989 as an attorney in the business affairs’ music group and has worked on negotiating the agreements for such soundtrack albums as “City of Angels,” “The Bodyguard,” “Singles,” “Space Jam,” “A Walk to Remember” and the “Harry Potter” series. Margolis had previously spent four years at the Beverly Hills law firm of Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Underberg, Manley, Meyerson & Casey, followed by stints at Paramount Pictures’ domestic television division and Columbia Pictures’ music division.

Margolis is also a freelance music photographer. Credits include the cover for Rod Stewart’s “Every Picture Tells a Story” album and a CD booklet photograph of Alvin Lee for a “Ten Years After” compilation album released by Hippo Records. Her work has been published in Billboard, Rolling Stone and the New York Daily News.

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