Alan B. Heppel has been promoted to senior vice president of the legal department at Paramount Motion Picture Group.In his new position, Heppel will be responsible for co-financing agreements with other film studios and third parties, supervision and training of junior members of the legal department and legal advice to Par’s marketing division. He reports to Karen Magid, senior VP of legal. Heppel joined Paramount in 1985 as an attorney. He was named senior attorney in 1987, and promoted to VP of legal in 1993. Before going to Par, Heppel was an associate in entertainment law at Haldeman & Peckerman.