CULVER CITY, Calif., January 10, 2011 – Michael Marshall has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Business Affairs, it was announced today by Andrew Gumpert, President of Worldwide Business Affairs and Operations for Columbia Pictures. In that role, he will continue to negotiate development and production related deals for Columbia Pictures’ feature projects, including rights acquisition and personal services deals for writers, directors, producers, and actors. Marshall joined Columbia Pictures in 2008 as Senior Vice President, Business Affairs. Since then, he has overseen the deals for The Bounty Hunter and the forthcoming film Battle: Los Angeles, and is currently overseeing business affairs on the next Spider-Man film, Men in Black 3, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, as well as Total Recall, which is now in development.