First Look Media isrestructuring its legal department following the promotion of Doug McClure togeneral counsel, business and legal affairs.
Kian Ghaffari will continueto report to McClure as director of business and legal affairs under anexpanded brief that will feature a more active role in video acquisitions.
James Fagen is joining thecompany as manager of business and legal affairs and will handle internationalsales exclusively for First Look International. Fagen will also report directlyto McClure.
McClure began his tenure atFirst Look as manager of business and legal affairs in 1995. He was promoted tovice president of business and legal affairs in 1998, and senior vice presidenta year later.
Ghaffari began his career atFirst Look in 2001, and previously served at Saban Entertainment and TulchinEntertainment.
Since 2003 Fagen has handleddomestic television syndication in Universal domestic television's business andlegal affair's department. Hebegan his entertainment legal career at Lions Gate.
After it emerged last month(Screendaily Jun 4) that ContentFilm was in talks to acquire First Look Media,no progress report has been forthcoming from either side.