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THR's Power Business Managers 2013

Hollywood's top 25 financial gatekeepers on their clients' craziest purchases; how to keep cash flow under control; and when to say no to family members who have their hands out — again.

Mira Ruido

This story first appeared in the Oct. 11 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

The Hollywood Reporter’s third annual Power Business Managers package acknowledges the unsung professionals who keep the engine room of the industry's money machine humming. Business managers maximize cash flow from much-whittled paychecks and prevent overindulged stars from acting on their worst impulse purchases (lease the Gulfstream, don’t buy it).

"These business managers control how millions of dollars are spent -- that makes them incredibly powerful in Hollywood," says THR executive editor Matthew Belloni.

This year's package looks at everything from industry players who have cultivated lucrative second careers, to the hidden costs of keeping stars safe from paparazzi, to how to cut off freeloading family members.

"These business managers don't get much attention in Hollywood," says Belloni. "But they should."

Profiles by Alex Ben Block, Paul Bond, Eriq Gardner, Brandon Kirby and Rebecca Sun

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  1. Howard Altman

    Grant Tani Barash & Altmanread more

  2. Jeff Bacon

    Savitsky Satin & Baconread more

  3. Evan Bell

    Bell & Co. read more

  4. John Blakeman

    Macias Gini & O'Connell read more

  5. William Broder

    Freedman Broder & Co.read more

  6. Andrew Crow

    WG&Sread more

  7. Brandy Davis

    SingerLewak Business Managementread more

  8. Scott Feinstein

    Summit Business Managementread more

  9. Richard Feldstein

    Nigro Karlin Segal & Feldsteinread more

  10. Todd Gelfand

    Gelfand Rennert & Feldman read more

  11. Shane Glass

    Glass Jacobson Groupread more

  12. Alan Goldman

    Goldman & Knellread more

  13. Barry Greenfield

    Altman, Greenfield & Selvaggiread more