David Steinberg to Oversee Motion Picture Group Legal Affairs at Sony

Steinberg will supervise the legal departments of Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Classics and TriStar Pictures.

David Steinberg will oversee legal affairs for all of Sony Pictures' motion picture groups, the studio said Friday.

The promotion means more responsibilities for Steinberg, whose job title currently reads: executive vice president, legal affairs. 

Steinberg previously managed legal affairs for Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Sony Pictures Imageworks. Now his portfolio will increase to include supervising the legal departments of Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Classics and TriStar Pictures. He also will help with financing and distribution deals.

Steinberg will continue to report to Leah Weil, Sony Pictures Entertainment's senior executive vice president and general counsel.

Steinberg originally joined Sony Pictures in 2003, then left to work at Paramount Vantage from 2006 to 2008. He rejoined Sony in 2009.

He also had a stint in the entertainment department of the law firm of Hill, Wynne Troop & Meisinger.