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Why he matters: Disney’s upcoming Into the Woods will bring together three Gendler clients in harmony. Rob Marshall will direct, with Meryl Streep and Star Trek’s Chris Pine lending vocals. “For me, it was very satis- fying as the lawyer to negotiate these deals,” says Gendler. “In the world of tentpoles, this one is pretty intellectual and not dumbed down at all.”
Big deal: During pilot season, Gendler was on fire, boasting 18 pilots that spawned nine pickups including David E. Kelley’s The Crazy Ones (CBS) and Howard Gordon’s Legends (TNT). Gendler also struck a two-year, first-look deal that brought tentpole writer- producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to the Universal fold in 2012.