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…

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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.

Jeff Cohen


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…

Lisa Nitti


Lisa Nitti was corporate securities lawyer in the midst of the dot-com era when she got the call that changed her life. "Another attorney at the firm where I was working asked if I'd be interested in…

Margaret Riley


Margaret Riley has spent the last four years building a list of film and TV writer-directors at Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Clients include "CSI" series creator Anthony Zuiker; "The…

Michael Sugar


Michael Sugar joined Anonymous Content three years ago and has assembled a strong list that includes directors Steven Soderbergh, Gavin Hood, Joseph Kosinski, Marc Webb, Dito Montiel, Cary Fukunaga…

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