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Starz Taps Weil As EVP, General Counsel

Starz has named David Weil as executive vice president and general counsel, business and legal affairs. He will report to Starz CEO Chris Albrecht.

In this role, Weil will develop the strategic direction of business and legal affairs for Starz, including linear channels, affiliate negotiations, public company compliance management, and worldwide distribution and home entertainment business.

He takes over for Steve Beabout, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, who served as the premium programmer's general counsel for 18 years.

“David is a talented and highly respected executive with a keen legal mind who has successfully dealt with issues and individuals at all levels of the entertainment industry,” said Albrecht. “We are looking forward to adding him to our executive team and working together to continue growing the Starz businesses.”

Prior to joining Starz, Weil served as CEO of Walden Media/Bristol Bay Productions for 10 years. Before that, Weil was partner in the entertainment, sports and media department at O'Melveny & Myers for 25 years.