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

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    Skip Brittenham
    Ziffren Brittenham

    UCLA School of Law

    Why he matters: If there’s a major Hollywood deal — such
as moving Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation
from Paramount to Fox and setting up Despicable Me producer Illumination at Universal
— chances are Brittenham is involved. But only if you can find him: The avid fisherman often takes off for trips with buddy (and fellow Power Lawyer) Tom Hansen to fish for dorado in Bolivia or arapaima in Guyana. No phones? Even better. “Jeffrey can’t find me there,” he says. “Nobody can find me there.”

    Big deal: Brittenham will play a key role in determining whether Legendary Entertainment re-ups its deal at Warner Bros. or sets up shop at a rival studio. Will he reveal which way Legendary is leaning? “No,” he says curtly.

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