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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Cynthia Pett-Dante
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    Cynthia Pett-Dante
    Co-owner/managing partner, Brillstein Entertainment Partners

    Pett-Dante still reads every script that lands on her desk for her client Brad Pitt. Well, nearly. “I stop at page 16 if it gets too painful,” she says. Although she has secured successes for some of her younger clients, such as getting Garrett Hedlund in Tron: Legacy and Anton Yelchin in Fright Night, she says it’s becoming harder than ever before to score pay increases for them. “Back in the old days, if you had a young client who did fantastic work and drew a following, the quote would go from 200 to 550,” she says. “Now, that’s no longer the case.” A notable animal-rights advocate, Pett-Dante recently bought a property off a Malibu landslide and set up a farm to host goats, sheep and pigs that were sent to slaughter by a petting zoo shuttered during the recession.

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