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Power Lawyers 2011

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    Larry Ullman
    Larry Ulman
    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

    As one of the town's top corporate finance specialists, Ulman helps studios scour the globe searching for money to make movies. "It's interesting and frustrating at the same time; we are chasing lots of transactions," he says. Ulman represented Paramount in its $250 million distribution and co-financing deal with Skydance Pictures, the production company of David Ellison, son of billionaire tech mogul Larry Ellison. The partnership is off to a good start -- Skydance's first investment was the Coen brothers' True Grit, which grossed $250 million worldwide. Ulman also repped Fox in a multiyear extension of its slate financing with Dune Entertainment and Universal in the amendments to its multi-year slate financing deal with Relativity Media.

    WEEKEND ESCAPE With four children out of the house, Ulman and wife Jane have taken up horseback riding in Moorpark and Simi Valley.

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