Ed Borgerding


The dealmaker: As chief exec of the Abu Dhabi Media Co., Ed Borgerding could find himself a very popular man among beleaguered indie film execs, particularly after the company announced earlier this…

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Gil Cates


Gil Cates has been through plenty of tough negotiations in his career. But never were the stakes higher than in early January when the Directors Guild of America began its contract talks with the…

Ryuhei Chiba


The dealmaker: Tokyo-born Ryuhei Chiba launched many pop acts to stardom as a producer at music powerhouse Avex in the early 1990s, including TRF, hitomi and globe.

Kunal Dasgupta


With American-style cheerleaders, Bollywood stars as team owners and matches that seem to be on steroids, Twenty20 cricket has horrified purists of the game while boosting ratings and the amount of…

Kishore Lulla


The dealmaker: Launched in 1977 by Arjun Lulla, Eros Intl. is flexing its muscles. Under CEO Kishore Lulla (son of Arjun), Eros signed a multipic deal with Sony in September 2007 that is expected to…

Michael Rapino


The dealmaker: Live Nation's goal, since CEO Michael Rapino took over in August 2005, has been to position the business to become the key conduit for musical acts and their fans.

Thomas Tull


The dealmaker: A self-described film geek, Thomas Tull raised more than $500 million in private equity to establish Legendary Pictures in 2005. The exec is more than a hands-off financier; Legendary…

Justin Alvarado-Brown


A lifelong movie lover with roots in the industry, Justin Alvarado-Brown claims to lack creative talent, but he found his way to Hollywood just the same -- via UC Berkeley and Harvard Law.

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