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Tom Rothman

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The veteran executive was made chairman of Sony’s entire movie operation in 2015 and tasked with righting the floundering studio. This summer, two films — “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” and “Baby Driver” — provided the first signs of hope for the former Fox chairman, whose track record at the earlier studio included record profits and the two… Read more »

Chris Silbermann

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ICM Partners’ founding partner Chris Silbermann has helped strengthen the agency’s talent, publishing, and concert departments, the latter of which grew by 25% in 2016, with a double-digit growth in bookings, and a 30% increase in revenue. In 2012, Silbermann led the charge to buyout the company’s previous management. During the transition, the agency was… Read more »

Week in Review & This Week in Entertainment: Sept. 18

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 12 Closes Out With Impressive Ratings Growth “America’s Got Talent” season 12 aired its finale on Wednesday night, closing out the show’s highest-rated season ever in delayed viewing. Netflix Pulls Episode of Children’s Cartoon With Penis Drawing Netflix has pulled an episode of a children’s show “Maya the Bee” after what… Read more »

Mark Johnson

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Good storytelling is good storytelling, no matter the medium, according to Mark Johnson, president and CEO of Gran Via Productions. After producing both feature films and television, his success with “Breaking Bad” convinced him that basic cable shows can tell in-depth stories in ways feature films can’t. Johnson’s relationship with AMC extends beyond “Breaking Bad”… Read more »

Harvey Weinstein

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Harvey Weinstein is a survivor. Despite rumors of his impending demise, Weinstein managed to push “Lion” into the Best Picture race, scoring six Oscar nominations (but no wins). The picture was a hit, something that the Weinstein Company hasn’t seen enough of lately. “Wind River” scored at the August box office, but the oft-delayed “Tulip… Read more »

Queen Latifah

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One of the major forerunners for women in modern hip-hop, Queen Latifah, has been a major force in the music world, while making successful transitions to television, movies, producing, and the talk show format. She most recently scored on the big screen with surprise hit “Girls Night,” a raunchy buddy comedy that held its own… Read more »

Rob Light

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Guiding more than 115 agents and executives while overseeing a music department that generates upwards of $3 billion annually, Rob Light’s experience when it comes to touring is unparalleled. Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, Katy Perry, Bette Midler, and One Direction represent just a fraction of the artists currently on CAA’s roster, many of whom have… Read more »

Charles Roven

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The veteran Oscar-nominated producer (for “American Hustle”) is a member of that small, exclusive club where each has at least 10 films that have all grossed well over $100 million worldwide. Roven has worked on every DC Comics movie at Warner Bros. since 2005’s “Batman Begins,” his productions have made billions, and include the critically… Read more »

Michael Wright

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Up until his departure in September 2017, Michael Wright was CEO of Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners after it was launched by DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment and Entertainment One in 2015. He previously held the role of CEO at DreamWorks Studios, succeeding Stacey Snider; he will stay in business with Spielberg by becoming executive… Read more »

Jonathan Glickman

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Since joining the venerable but struggling studio in 2011, the far-sighted exec has steadied the ship and overseen such global blockbusters as “Skyfall” and “Spectre” (the highest-grossing Bond films of all time) and “The Hobbit” franchise (seven Oscar nominations and a $3 billion gross worldwide). Furthering MGM’s newfound stability and bright outlook, Glickman re-upped with… Read more »