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Next Gen 2010: Hollywood's Young Guns

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    Todd Christopher
    Bill Phelps
    Todd Christopher, 35
    Senior vp, head of alternative packaging, Gersh

    A plasma TV in each of the five bedrooms of his Sherman Oaks home means that Christopher never has a reprieve from television -- which is exactly how he likes it. "I am extremely competitive," admits the mastermind behind Gersh's alternative programming department. The Princeton grad and former All-American swimmer is applying his competitive edge to handling clients like Drew Carey (Christopher orchestrated his The Price Is Right gig and another project for the Game Show Network); actress Sara Gilbert (CBS' new chatter The Talk); and Community's Joel McHale, for whom he's working on a re-up for the actor's host gig on The Soup. Christopher, whose career began in the William Morris mailroom a decade ago, says he never showers execs with too many ideas. "I prefer to be like a sniper -- a one-shot kill method," he says. 

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