Hollywood’s New Leaders of 2016

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Kevin Scanlon for Variety

Each year, Variety‘s New Leaders feature profiles the most prominent up-and-comers to watch out for in Hollywood. In film, TV, digital, law, finance, and more, these are the New Leaders to keep an eye on in 2016. “Big Bang Theory” co-creator Chuck Lorre is also being honored with Variety‘s Creative Leadership Award. The New Leaders across all showbiz’s segments, as well as Lorre, will be recognized at a special event on Monday, Oct. 24.

Fede Alvarez, Jerrod Carmichael, Damien Chazelle, Donald Glover, Hannah Hart, Mamrie Hart & Grace Helbig, Martha Higareda, Kendrick Lamar, Ellen Page, Issa Rae, Rebecca Sugar, Dan Trachtenberg, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Click here for more.

Jonathan Altschul, Jimmy Fanelly, Gina Reif Ilardi, Eleanor M. Lackman, Eleanor M. Lackman, David Rappaport, Vanessa Foltyn Roman, and Ana Y. Perez. Click here for more.

Jeffrey Greller, Ashley Holland, Zach Iser & Caroline Yim, Julian Jacobs, Andrew Russell, and Alec Shankman. Click here for more.

Patrick Chu, David Edwards, Josh Feldman, Jenia Gorton, Lyndsay Harding, Kristina Hernandez, Matt Kaplan, Sam Neswick, Lucas Ochoa, Miguel Palos, Johnny Pariseau, Dan Scheinkman, and Sara Smith. Click here for more.

Jenny Groom, Lisa Holme, Scott Huff, Christine Kim, Samata Narra, Rachel Polan, and Camila Jimenez Villa. Click here for more.

Chris Erwin, Pradeepa Jeeva, Phil Lynch, Wared Seger, Dan Weinstein, and Sarah Wick. Click here for more.

Vanessa Ansoorian, Chris Bowyer, Phoebe Burnham, Matthew Doyle, Danyelle Foord, Alex Herrarte, Ishmael Hinson, Adden Laughlin, Taylor Ritzel, and Jenna Sarkin. Click here for more.

DeVon Franklin, Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, Michel Merkt, Carthew Neal, Peter Principato and Paul Young, Eric Schultz, Kimberly Steward, Ben Stillman, Pamela Thur, and Scott Levenson and Jordan Yale Levine. Click here for more.

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  1. What about screenplay writers? You know, the people who do about 90% of the work in the entertainment industry!

  2. BillUSA says:

    I’ll bet every one of them is a card-carrying member of the Communist Culture Club because Variety is famous for its distaste of anyone conservative.

    • Drew Gars says:

      Then why are you here? If you hate Variety, then don’t be here.

      • Read the book Holllywood Traitors by Allan H. Ryskind if you want the actual story of what happened back then. You won’t, because it will blow your smug condescension and wrong information to smithereens, but at least you’ve been informed.

      • Duh says:

        Drew Gars, I agree. BillUSA – I hate right-wingers who wrap themselves in the American flag and try to act like they are spokespersons for the American people And if you disagree with these right-wingers then you’re “communist,” unAmerican or unpatriotic. Be gone Joe McCarthy.

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