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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Blair Kohan
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    Blair Kohan
    Partner/motion picture agent, UTA

    Kohan presides over as much fun at home as she does at work. The comedy-queen agent is married to David Kohan, co-creator of Will & Grace and $#*! My Dad Says, and shares laughs with their 2-year-old daughter, Nora — that’s when she’s not doing serious business for clients who include such masters of comedy as writer-director Judd Apatow, his frequent collaborators Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen, the writing team of Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Horrible Bosses, Burt Wonderstone) and filmmakers such as Mark Pellington (I Melt With You). Kohan attended boarding school in New Jersey, studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College before relocating to L.A. to begin a stint as an agent trainee at Bauer Benedek (one of the firms that merged to form UTA). She only returned to agenting when she joined UTA for good in 1997 after working in feature development at Brillstein Grey, as vp production for Oliver Stone and as a production executive at Fox-based Horizon Entertainment. “It’s the longest relationship in my life,” she jokes.

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