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    Stephen Scharf
    Stephen Scharf
    O’Melveny & Myers

    Stanford Law School

    Why he matters: Scharf helped Peter Schlessel, Graham King and Tim Headington create FilmDistrict, which distributed films including Looper, the latest Evil Dead and Olympus Has Fallen ($132 million worldwide).

    Big deal: Increasingly, his work is international. He helped client StudioCanal set up a large multi-picture pact with Anton Capital Entertainment and Legendary Entertainment to create Legendary East, which has raised about $441 million. His clients are spread throughout China, South Korea, India, Indonesia and elsewhere. "A lot of my work is with Western companies who want to do business in Asia," says Scharf, "and a lot of Asian companies who want to expand outside their geographic area."

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