Power Lawyers: THR Unveils America's Top 100 Entertainment Attorneys
Monash University Law school
Why he matters: The Australia-born lawyer’s long-term client Ryan Murphy saw his comedy The New Normal canceled by NBC, but the busy showrunner still has three hit shows (Fox’s Glee, Oxygen’s The Glee Project and FX’s American Horror Story anthology) and is directing the upcoming HBO film The Normal Heart. And thanks to a $24 million overall deal Emanuel inked with 20th Television in 2011, Murphy continues to develop new shows.
Key deal: He reps producers of the Steve Carell comedy The Way, Way Back, which sold in January at Sundance to Fox Searchlight for $9.75 million, one of the richest deals in festival history. Emanuel did a similar deal in 2012 with the same team for The Sessions. He jokes, “I told the execs I looked forward to seeing them next year and to make a preemptive bid.”Click here to read THR's complete Power Lawyers list.