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Legendary names entertainment lawyer Joshua Grode as new CEO

Legendary names entertainment lawyer Joshua Grode as new CEO

Film and television production company Legendary Entertainment has named longtime industry lawyer Joshua Grode as its new chief executive, the company said Tuesday.

Grode, who has served as an adviser to Legendary’s Beijing-based parent company Dalian Wanda Group for years, joins the Burbank-based producer from law firm Irell & Manella, where he was a partner in its Los Angeles office.

The hire concludes months of speculation about Legendary, which has been without a permanent CEO since founder Thomas Tull left in January. Interim chief Jack Gao left Legendary and Wanda

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