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FORMER WEG EXECUTIVES KENNETH KLEINBERG AND ROBERT LANGE ESTABLISH NEW ENTERTAINMENT LAW FIRM

 FORMER WEG EXECUTIVES KENNETH KLEINBERG AND ROBERT LANGE
 ESTABLISH NEW ENTERTAINMENT LAW FIRM
 LOS ANGELES, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Kenneth Kleinberg and Robert M. Lange, prominent entertainment industry attorneys and longtime professional and business colleagues, have announced the establishment of a new law firm under the name Kleinberg & Lange. They have also simultaneously announced the association with their firm of Scott Edel. The Century City, Calif.-based firm's practice will emphasize entertainment and media law matters. Kleinberg and Lange were most recently president and executive vice president, respectively, of Weintraub Entertainment Group Inc.
 Following WEG's Chapter 11 filing in September 1990, Kleinberg and Lange worked to reorganize the company and oversaw the company's bankruptcy proceedings. Following an agreement reached in April 1991 between secured and unsecured creditors, they assisted WEG's banks, Credit Lyonnais Bank Nederland and Bank of America, in selling the assets of the company, collecting accounts receivable and otherwise operating the company pending court approval of the creditors' plan of reorganization, which was granted in late September 1991. Thereafter, Kleinberg was co-agent for and instrumental in the sale of WEG's film library (the former Thorn-EMI library), which was consummated in late December 1991 in Paris.
 Prior to the formation of WEG in 1986, Kleinberg was a longtime partner of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp, where he headed that firm's motion picture/television practice group and represented talent in the motion picture, television and music businesses, as well as production companies, domestic and international distributors, banks and other financiers and a wide diversity of other clients in these industries. Kleinberg left MSK in late 1985 to join then-client Jerry Weintraub in forming a new management team to revive United Artists following the sale of MGM/UA by Kirk Kerkorian to Ted Turner and the simultaneous reacquisition of UA by Kerkorian. Kleinberg was a director and executive vice president of UA. Kleinberg left UA following Weintraub's departure and, thereafter, in the late summer of 1986, Kleinberg became president/chief operating officer of the company which became WEG. Kleinberg graduated from UCLA Law School in 1967.
 Lange began working with Kleinberg at Mitchell, Silberberg as an attorney in the entertainment department in 1980, during which time he represented a wide array of motion picture and television clients. Lange left the firm in 1985 to join client Charles Band as president of Band's Empire Entertainment. He left Empire in early 1987 to join Kleinberg as senior vice president at WEG, where he was responsible for negotiating major distribution, talent and financing agreement while overseeing business and legal affairs for WEG's theatrical, television and concert divisions. Lange, a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (1980), was made executive vice president of the company in 1989.
 Scott Edel, an entertainment attorney hired by Kleinberg at Mitchell, Silberberg in 1986, worked for that firm until 1989 when he joined Electric Pictures as vice president, business and legal affairs. He has been in private practice since July 1991. Edel is a 1986 graduate of University of Southern California Law School.
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