Power Lawyers 2012
“Werth,” as he’s known on his softball team, found himself at the center of one of the year’s most-talked-about negotiations, as client Gary Ross decided not to direct the follow-up to his $800 million-grossing The Hunger Games and instead will pursue other projects, including a planned Houdini biopic. The veteran dealmaker also handles superproducer J.J. Abrams, and he negotiated for Frank Darabont to exit The Walking Dead and launch his new TNT series L.A. Noir.
➻ Worst thing ever said to me “On several occasions by the same well-known producer: ‘I’m going to call your client right now and tell him/her to fire you.’ ”