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Pair hang law shingle

Firm reps institutional clients, distribs, producers

HOLLYWOOD — Former Miramax Films business affairs execs Michael Linowes and Brian Burkin have joined forces to launch Gotham-based boutique law shingle Linowes and Burkin.

Firm reps institutional clients as well as film distributors and producers, filmmakers and talent.

Through the banner, the duo already have ties to six pics screening in Sundance, including “Strangers With Candy.” Linowes helped broker the deal for the cable show’s creators, Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert, to come aboard a feature version of the property.

Burkin ankled Miramax a year ago as senior veep of business affairs. Linowes had segued to law firm Loeb and Loeb before going into private practice in 2003 and subsequently bringing Burkin onboard.

“There are a lot of excellent lawyers out there, but very few that come with senior-level studio experience,” said Burkin of the concept behind the firm. “We feel that New York is underrepresented (in this area).”

Linowes added that much of the execs’ business has been driven by their experience brokering deals at Miramax. The duo plan to segue into film-sales representation.