John Biondo hasjoined the Los Angeles-based production and financing company Infinity Media asvice president of business and legal affairs.

Biondo will beresponsible for structuring and negotiating production and distribution dealswith domestic and international parties for all Infinity productions.

His other dutiesinclude negotiating contracts with talent and other general corporate and legalmatters. Biondo will be based at the corporate headquarters in Los Angeles,where he will report directly to chief executive officer Michael Ohoven.

"John bringsvery relevant experience to this role and strengthens the team in business andlegal affairs," Ohoven said in a statement. "His understanding of the currentmarketplace will prove invaluable when negotiating the best possible deals forour new productions."

Biondo arrives from First Look Media, where he served inthe same capacity and was responsible for overseeing domestic and foreignlicensing, acquisitions, project financings and production legal work.

Infinity's recent creditsinclude Just Friends, Capote, Savedand The Snow Walker.