Burkin hired at Sony


Sony Pictures Entertainment's International Motion Picture Production division has brought aboard Brian Burkin as senior vp of business affairs and operations.

Burkin will oversee the division's business affairs as well as negotiate deals and manage relationships with writers, directors and producers in film markets around the world.

He will work out of the New York office and report to Deborah Schindler, the division's president.

Burkin comes from Miramax Films, where he spent nine years, most recently as senior vp of business affairs.

He started his career in New York doing private practice in corporate law and commercial litigation.