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Power Lawyers: THR Unveils America's Top 100 Entertainment Attorneys

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    Schuyler Moore
    Schuyler “Sky” Moore

    UCLA School of Law

    Why he matters: He might ride a motorcycle to work, but it is his button-down knowledge of the tax code (which he shares in a semiregular column for The Hollywood Reporter) that has brought him such clients as Exclusive Media, Hyde Park and Hemisphere Capital Management. He advised Hemisphere on the creation of a $500 million film fund to back Sony's The Smurfs movie and its 2013 sequel. He is advising the partners who sold Summit Entertainment and is working on their behalf with Lionsgate to reach an agreement on the tax treatment.

    Big deal: Moore advises Russian financier-producer Alexander Rodnyansky on backing such movies as Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Machete Kills, part of his international practice. "The Chinese are here just to take our ideas and figure out how to do it on their own," says Moore. "The Russians are here to become part of Hollywood."

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