THR's Power Business Managers 2013
"I tell clients no every day," says Feinstein, who counts Mayim Bialik, Taylor Lautner, Mila Kunis and two-time Emmy winners Eric Stonestreet and Aaron Paul as clients. Feinstein recently put his foot down with a client who wanted to buy a multimillion-dollar property in the Bahamas. "We got into a heated argument," he says; the client ended up buying it anyway.
His younger clients, on Glee and ABC Family shows, tend to listen to him more. "Good clients listen to me 90 percent of the time, but that is certainly not the norm." Finally, Feinstein considers personal loans verboten. "That's a very common thing, lending friends money. I'm adamantly against that."