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    Power Lawers 2012
    Alan Wertheimer
    Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein

    “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.’ ”

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