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Celebrity encounters have been disappointingly few for Scott Packman since he went to work for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. as senior vice president and deputy GC this summer. But the attorney doesn’t mind. Packman had ample opportunity to rub shoulders with stars at his last job, at North Hollywood, California’s Creative Planet. There, he worked with such entertainment industry insiders as Jack Valenti, president and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, and Frank Biondi, former president and CEO of Viacom Inc., both of whom sit on Creative Planet’s board. The New York University Law School grad started out at New York’s Rogers & Wells, now part of London’s Clifford Chance; he soon relocated across the country, where he joined Los Angeles’s O’Melveny & Myers before moving to the entertainment software company. Packman, 34, was GC, executive vice president of business and legal affairs, and corporate secretary at Creative Planet, which he describes as “very fast-paced, very young, and growing.” Despite that glowing appraisal, Packman still moved on to Santa Monica-based MGM. “It was always my dream to end up in a studio,” he explains. MGM, he says, offers opportunities in new areas of entertainment law, as the company turns to licensing brand-name cable stations abroad. MGM’s expansion in cable has prompted such purchases as a 20 percent stake in Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., which owns The Women’s Entertainment channel, American Movie Classics, the Independent Film Channel, and Bravo. Besides the intellectual property issues those purchases entail, Packman spends a large portion of his time protecting the MGM library. The library holds the largest collection of post-1948 movies in the world-ranging from 19 Woody Allen films to the original and updated versions of The Thomas Crown Affair-and some popular TV series including the collected episodes of thirtysomething. Packman’s personal favorites? The “Rocky” movies and Get Shorty. He might also have something to say about another MGM property: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Patricia Menendez-Cambo has rejoined Miami-based Greenberg Traurig. There, she will be a shareholder and cochair the firm’s international practice. Menendez-Cambo, who specializes in cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and project finance, was most recently chief U.S. counsel for Telefonica, S.A., Spain’s largest telecommunications and media company. At Telefonica, she oversaw the acquisition and structuring of more than $17 billion in deals in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Menendez-Cambo had represented Telefonica during her previous tenure at Greenberg Traurig. When she left, she was a shareholder at the firm, handling various transactions covering multiple jurisdictions. Two years ago, she departed under an agreement specifying that she would eventually return to the firm; Telefonica wanted her to work in-house, based on her work representing the company as outside counsel.

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