Entertainment lawyer Jonathan Liebman has been named vice chairman of Samax Inc., the holding company owned by Brad Grey that operates the Brillstein-Grey production and management companies.
Samax operates Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, the television partnership with Universal Studios that produces "Just Shoot Me" and "NewsRadio" for NBC, and Brillstein-Grey Enterprises, which manages the careers of Nicolas Cage, Brad Pitt, Dennis Miller, Adam Sandler and others.
Liebman, 39, was also named vice president of the television production company.
Liebman, who has relocated to Los Angeles with his family, has been a partner for the last 13 years at Parcher, Hayes & Liebman, a New York law firm whose clients include Paul Simon, Mariah Carey, Sony Pictures, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones.
"Jonathan will be helpful in jumping into a couple of new businesses," said Grey, who would not elaborate on the company's plans but indicated an interest in the music industry and cable. "We are looking at the music business from the talent management as well as recording side. It requires the lowest investment for the greatest return."