Attorney named exec VP of litigation

Karen Magid has been named to the newly created position of exec VP of litigation at Paramount Pictures.

Magid will oversee all of the studio’s litigation matters. She will report to Rebecca Prentice, exec VP-general counsel.

Since 1994, Magid has served as exec VP of Par’s motion picture legal group, where she oversaw all legal issues related to development, production, distribution, marketing and litigation for Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks and Par Vantage.

Prentice praised Magid as “an exceptional executive and attorney.” Before joining Paramount, Magid was a partner in private practice.

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