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The merger of artistic gumption and shrewd business sense sets New York apart, and this list pays tribute to both qualities, with some of the year’s defining artists — “Marriage Story” director Noah Baumbach and star Scarlett Johansson; playwrights Jackie Sibblies Drury, Katori Hall and Jeremy O. Harris; and novelist Taffy Brodesser-Akner — sharing space with dealmakers like A&E’s Paul Buccieri, FilmNation’s Glen Basner and UTA’s Mackenzie Roussos. What they all have in common is New York: the opportunities the city has provided, and the grit it can’t help giving all who call it home.

By Dan D’Addario, Elizabeth Wagmeister, Caroline Framke, Mackenzie Nichols, Meg Zukin, Ramin Setoodeh, Brent Lang, Jem Aswad and Malina Saval