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Sony Pictures Entertainment’s David Steinberg is getting an expanded role that includes overseeing legal affairs across all of the studio’s motion picture groups.

Steinberg, executive VP for legal affairs at SPE, reports to Leah Weil, senior exec VP and general counsel of SPE.

Having previously managed legal affairs for Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Sony Pictures Imageworks, Steinberg will supervise the legal departments of Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Classics and TriStar Pictures.

Steinberg joined Sony in 2003 as VP of legal affairs, working on acquisitions, co-financing and co-production matters at the Columbia Pictures division. He then moved to Paramount Vantage from 2006 to 2008, before joining SPE in 2009.

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