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THR's Women in Entertainment 2011: Power 100

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    78. Linda Lichter
    Linda Lichter
    Partner, Lichter Grossman Nichols Adler & Feldman

    For a lawyer known as the hyperaggressive queen of the independent film circuit, Lichter, 60, sure has a lot of clients working on big studio movies. Marc Forster is prepping Paramount's 2012 Brad Pitt action pic World War Z, writer Linda Woolverton is scripting Disney's Maleficent for star Angelina Jolie and a sequel to Alice in Wonderland, and director Tarsem Singh is following Relativity's Immortals with the studio's March Snow White adaptation, Mirror Mirror.

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    Despite her clients' success, the married mother of three grown kids, who often escapes L.A. to homes in Hawaii and Northern California's coastal Sea Ranch, says she's "worried about the movie business. Things are changing and there is a feeling that there isn't going to be as much money in it."

    Not hurting quite yet: Girl With the Dragon Tattoo rights holders, whose complex deal for the Sony movie was handled by Lichter. She also reps Paranormal Activity producer Oren Peli and the directors of the microbudgeted Paranormal 3, which has grossed $200 million worldwide. "Paranormal is financing all of Paramount," she jokes.

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