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…
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.
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…
The dealmaker: Everyone has heard of John de Mol, the former pirate radio DJ who invented "Big Brother" and became the third-richest man in Holland in the process.
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…
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.
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…
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.
For Jeff Bernstein, knowing his clients inside and out is central to his negotiation approach.
The negotiating team of Jay Bockhaus and Muriel Malka might be compared to a good cop/bad cop dynamic, except for the fact that it would be a stretch to apply the word "bad" to either.
Jeff Cohen faded from film screens after his turn as Chunk in Richard Donner's 1985 cult classic "The Goonies." Being a child actor, however, has helped him make a far bigger impact cutting deals for…