Top business exec will report to Wagner

The new United Artists has named its top business exec, tapping entertainment attorney Elliott Kleinberg as chief operating officer.

Kleinberg, who previously represented Cruise/Wagner Prods. along with clients such as Jack Nicholson, J.K. Rowling and the Rolling Stones while at Kleinberg Lopez Lange Cuddy Edel & Klein, will oversee all legal, financial and business affairs for UA.

He will report to Paula Wagner, who heads UA along with Tom Cruise.

Kleinberg’s “expertise in business affairs as well as in legal and financial matters is enormous,” Wagner said in a statement. “We look forward to working with him to make United Artists a creative and financial success.”

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