(May 30, 2000 – Burbank, CA) – Eileen Hale has been promoted to Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Warner Bros. Pictures, it was announced today by Pamela Kirsh, Vice President and General Counsel for Warner Bros. Pictures. Hale moves up from Associate General Counsel, a post she has held since 1998 after joining the company the previous year as Assistant General Counsel. Some of the films that she has handled include "You've Got Mail," "Wild Wild West" and "Romeo Must Die." In her new position, Hale will continue to oversee the legalities relating to motion picture acquisition, development and production for Warner Bros. Pictures. Additionally, she will serve as legal liaison between the studio and independent production company Alcon Entertainment, which has recently completed a five-year distribution deal with Warner Bros. Pictures. Two projects in which she is currently involved are "Sweet November," starring Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron, for Warner Bros. Pictures and Bel-Air Entertainment, and the much-anticipated "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." "Eileen brings to the table not only her legal expertise, negotiating skill and industry credentials, but a thorough understanding of the increasing complexities with which we are faced on a daily basis," says Kirsh. "We are very pleased to recognize her contributions to our team with this well-deserved promotion." Hale came to Warner Bros. Pictures from Morgan Creek Productions, which she joined in 1994. At Morgan Creek Productions, Hale was Vice President, Legal Affairs, and reported directly to then-Co-Chairman and COO Gary Barber. Prior to joining the entertainment industry, she was a senior corporate associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She received her law degree, with honors, from Boston University, where she was the Executive Editor of the Law Review.
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