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Next Gen 2010: Hollywood's Young Guns

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    Digital
    Dan Weinstein
    Bill Phelps
    Dan Weinstein, 28
    Manager, the Collective; Head of digital entertainment, 
Salient Media

     

    Weinstein knows the ways of Hollywood: He worked in the UTA mailroom and for producers Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher. But “the old-school model wasn’t for me,” he says. “It felt slow, paint-by-the-numbers.” Instead, the Newtown, Penn., native became a manager at the Collective, where he’s amassed a client list of YouTube stars: iJustine, The Annoying Orange and What the Buck Show. “Talking fruit can be a real business,” he says. And then some: Weinstein’s clients now generate about 125 million page views per month. “YouTubers don’t get a lot of respect from mainstream media,” he says. “But that’s gonna change.”

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