EXCLUSIVE: Paramount is beefing up its corporate litigation department. Karen Magid, a well known name in the studio’s legal affairs department, is moving over to the general counsel’s office to go from contracts to litigation. Sources tell me to expect a more aggressive litigation posture from Paramount now, akin to the pitbull troika of Disney/Warner/Fox. (Universal still likes to settle, and MGM doesn’t have enough money to sue anybody anymore.) Magid will be working for Rebecca Prentice, Paramount’s EVP and in-house general counsel and also the highest-ranking member of the studio’s legal team, so Dan Ferleger will be looking to hire Magid’s replacement. (There were rumors that Magid had been terminated.)
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