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Power Lawyers: THR Unveils America's Top 100 Entertainment Attorneys

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    Talent
    Bryan Wolf
    Bryan Wolf
    Ziffren Brittenham

    Columbia Law School

    Why he matters: While continuing to negotiate talent deals for clients like Steve Carell, Wolf is bolstering his reputation in finance, representing David Ellison's Skydance Productions and structuring the debt and equity fund that allowed Hemisphere Media Capital to partner on several studio projects, including this summer's The Smurfs 2 and World War Z.

    Big deal: Wolf pulled several all-nighters to close YouTube channel AwesomenessTV's $33 million acquisition by DreamWorks Animation in time for YouTube's May 1 announcement at its NewFront. "We had our board meeting six hours before the market opened," says Wolf. "We were all in different places and did a telephonic roll call to approve the deal at about 1 a.m."

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