UA taps Kleinberg as new COO

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Elliott Kleinberg has been named COO of the revamped United Artists.

The longtime entertainment attorney will oversee the studio's legal, financial and business affairs and report to UA CEO Paula Wagner.

Kleinberg began his legal career in 1996 at the law firm of Kleinberg Lopez Lange Cuddy Edel & Klein. Since then, he has repped a roster of powerhouse clients, including Cruise/Wagner Prods., Jack Nicholson, J.K. Rowling, Village Roadshow Pictures, the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Jagged Films, Peter Fonda, Sogecine, Maloof Entertainment and Mandalay Resort Group.

"We are delighted to have been able to persuade him to join our team at United Artists," Wagner said. "His expertise in business affairs as well as in legal and financial matters is enormous. "

Kleinberg started in his new post this week.
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