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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Leslie Siebert
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    Leslie Siebert
    Managing partner, Gersh

    Siebert is a master of spotting clients and then helping them reinvent careers after tough patches — as she’s done with such clients as Winona Ryder (Black Swan, Frankenweenie), former Friends star David Schwimmer (he directed the upcoming feature Trust) and one-time Roseanne moppet Sara Gilbert (exec producing and co-hosting the new CBS talker The Talk). “Well-established actors are leaving the big agencies because they’re tired of sitting there,” says Siebert, who joined the agency straight out of UCLA in 1984 and now runs it with Bob and David Gersh. “They want being taken care of made a priority.” When not taking care of her clients — who also include Catherine Keener and Sam Rockwell — the self-proclaimed control freak helps out at home with husband Steven Siebert, head of management/production company Lighthouse Entertainment, and their two sons, ages 12 and 14. She also is one of the inaugural mentors in The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Mentor Program.

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