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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Sonya Rosenfeld
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    Sonya Rosenfeld
    Television Agent, CAA

    Rosenfeld wasn’t a lock for agency life. A college internship at UCLA had her working in A&R at Motown Records during the 1980s. “Rick James came by one day, wearing a full-length leopard coat,” recalls the CAA veteran, who during the past 25 years has built a roster of clients that includes Graham Yost and Salma Hayek’s Ventanarosa, landing Matthew Perry Mr. Sunshine at ABC and bringing the Veena Cabreros Sud series The Killing to AMC. But 2010 has had its lows, too: Rosenfeld, married to CAA agent Michael Rosenfeld, lost her father, Dr. Mel Goumas, and father-in-law, CAA founding partner Michael Rosenfeld. For comfort, she’s returned to her musical roots, taking piano lessons with her son and playing in recitals. “There are all these kids, from 5 to 16 — and then it’s like, ‘Here’s Sonya Rosenfeld,’ ” she says with a laugh.

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