Attorneys whose recent deals and court battles have changed the shape of entertainment
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British lawyer and agent Neil Blair has acted as J.K. Rowling's key dealmaker since 2001, when he left his job as Warner's head of business affairs in Europe to join the Christopher Little Agency.
Kazan has become a go-to dealmaker for videogame developers in making financing pacts with the major publishers.
At 31, Conrad is the youngest attorney at the entertainment boutique where she was hired at age 26 out of powerhouse white-shoe firm Latham & Watkins.
As an associate with the firm's Entertainment, Media and Technology Practice Group, Dollarhide focuses mainly on motion picture and vidgame finance matters, as well as production and distribution.
Matosich has his hand in every major Summit film deal. He negotiated the acquisition of "The Twilight Saga" and Norwegian best-selling crime thriller "Headhunters."
This issue marks Variety's fourth annual Dealmakers Impact Report. Since we started the series in 2008 the industry, like the larger economy, has gone through a financial crisis followed by a…
Ianno's Indomitable has found success by creating a niche as an independent exec producer for movies with budgets up to $40 million and will assist with anything a picture needs in order to get made…
Since leaving his last corporate day job in 2002, the former CBS, Sony and Paxson Communications exec has been focusing on his diverse portfolio of investments, which includes everything from films…
Entertainment lawyer Katz's Atlanta-based practice, which he started 40 years ago, boasts such high-profile clients as the Michael Jackson estate, the Grammy Awards, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett and…