Hollywood's Business Managers
"Having a big Rolodex is important for what I do," Goldman says. It was no doubt beneficial last year when he helped put together the deal that landed his client Piers Morgan on CNN as Larry King's replacement. Agents and attorneys often put such contracts together, but in this case, the lawyer checked out of the process 36 hours before it closed, leaving Goldman to negotiate final details. Thanks in part to Morgan, Goldman has recently bolstered his client base to include established European celebrities. He also has a growing licensing practice, representing the estates of Kurt Cobain and the Doors.