Par taps biz affairs exec

Former Spyglass veep Neinstein joins studio

Paul Neinstein has joined Paramount Pictures as exec veepee of business affairs.

Neinstein will oversee all aspects of business affairs for Par in addition to managing the administration of the department. He reports to studio executive VP Daniel Ferleger.

Neinstein joins the studio from Spyglass Entertainment, where he had been executive veep and partner from 2003-06 and senior veep of biz and legal affairs from 1999-2003.

At Spyglass, Neinstein oversaw business and corporate operations, business and legal affairs, international distribution and business development and strategy. He also negotiated the shingle’s distribution, acquisition and major talent agreements.

Before Spyglass, Neinstein served as an attorney in the theatrical business affairs department at DreamWorks from 1997-1999. Neinstein, son-in-law of Revolution Studios partner Tom Sherak, began his entertainment career in 1994 as a transactional entertainment associate with Hill Wynne Troop & Meisinger.

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