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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Leah Weil
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    Leah Weil
    Senior Exec VP/General Counsel, Sony Pictures

    Managing a legal staff 250 strong, Weil leaves the nitty-gritty production problems to them. However, two movies this year consumed her attention. The Social Network presented legal obstacles because it was based on real people. “I spent a lot of personal time on that film,” she says. “But since there are so many interesting issues, I don’t think of the legal analysis as shoot-me-now work.” The other was The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which required an extensive rights negotiation. “I didn’t want to read the script before I finished the book,” she says. “Not to be too hokey, but I was hooked.”

     

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