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Next Gen 2012: Hollywood's Fastest-Rising Stars

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    Next Gen
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    Jessica Chou
    Matt King
    Warner Bros. Television, VP Drama Development

    After a period at McG’s Wonderland production company, where the Oxford grad was involved with such series as Chuck and Supernatural, King, 35, joined the drama ranks at Warner Bros. TV. There, the south London transplant has been instrumental in the development of such series as The CW’s Hart of Dixie, ABC’s 666 Park Avenue and NBC’s breakout Revolution.

    INDUSTRY MENTOR: My mother, who was a wonderful screenwriter named Laura Lamson.

    BIG BREAK: Discovering that Peter Johnson, who was interviewing me for the vp job at Wonderland, was a massive fan of electronic music and English soccer, both of which I actually knew something about.

    BEST ADVICE: Return every phone call.

    10 YEARS AGO: I was in an office above a dance studio in London restructuring writer-director Justin Kerrigan’s Miramax script, I Know You Know, for the 17th time.

    MOVIE FIX: Tootsie. I’m a sucker for the scoundrel-who-is-redeemed-by-love story. Especially if that scoundrel is in a dress.

    WHEN I’M NOT WORKING I’M: Planning where I want to go backpacking next.

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