Toronto-based Fireworks Entertainment has hired local attorney Steven Pasternak into the newly created position of general counsel. Previously a founding partner of the legal firm that advises Fireworks, Pasternak will be involved in furthering the business interests of Fireworks as well as special projects. His old firm, formerly Hall Pasternak is renamed Hall & Associates and will continue to serve as Fireworks' outside counsel.
Also at the company, John Robinson is stepping down from his position of senior vice president of business and legal affairs. Robinson joined the company in 1997 from Alliance Communications. A co-production specialist, Robinson will pursue a production career and will have a first-look agreement with Fireworks.