Exec will oversee legal aspects of company

Summit Entertainment has tapped veteran exec Patricia Laucella as senior VP of legal affairs.

She’ll be primarily responsible for overseeing the legal aspects of development, production and acquisitions. Laucella will report to general counsel David Friedman.

Laucella will work closely with the business affairs, physical production and production finance departments, negotiating and documenting rights, talent and production deals and supervising outside production counsel.

She began her career as a studio lawyer in the feature legal division of Warner Bros. and later worked for MGM, Columbia and Paramount.

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