Next Gen 2013: Hollywood's New Class
When film and TV companies need to raise capital, they largely turn to J.P. Morgan and Sklar's team.
Over the past two years, $6 billion was raised in the film and TV industry. J.P. Morgan was behind $5.5 billion of that. In fact, Sklar's fingerprints can be found on nearly every important finance deal during that period, including helping Legendary raise $425 million in high yield and $650 million in bank debt.
The Calabasas, Calif.-reared exec, a married father of two who holds degrees from the University of Arizona and USC, assisted Lakeshore in raising more than $200 million. Other clients of the J.P. Morgan team include Lionsgate, Participant, DreamWorks and DreamWorks Animation.
BIG BREAK: I randomly bumped into John Miller -- he ran the group that I'm a part of at J.P. Morgan for 30 years and is a legend in this business -- at a movie theater in New York during a blizzard and approached him about a job.
MOST MEANINGFUL THING IN MY OFFICE: Pictures of the family and a real-life-size Ted bear. MRC is a client.
FAVORITE MOVIE: Gladiator, Back to the Future and When Harry Met Sally …
POWER DRINKS SPOT: Hotel Bel-Air or The Brentwood for a vodka on the rocks.
IF I'M NOT WORKING: You'll probably find me at home or at the park playing with the kids.
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