Marshall fills Columbia bill for biz

Exec named senior VP business affairs

Michael Marshall has joined Columbia Pictures as senior VP of business affairs.

The former exec VP of business and legal affairs at Our Stories Films will negotiate development- and production-related deals for Columbia Pictures projects, including rights acquisition and personal services deals for writers, directors, producers and actors.

“I first got to know Michael when we worked together at Miramax/Dimension Films,” said Andrew Gumpert, senior exec VP of business affairs. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.”

Before joining Our Stories Films, Marshall was the head of business and legal affairs at Marvel, where he helped prepare and execute the agreements for a slate of superhero films including “The Hulk” and “Iron Man.” He also was senior VP of business and legal affairs at Dimension Films and has held various legal positions at Universal Pictures, Arama Entertainment and MGM.