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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Tracey Jacobs
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    Tracey Jacobs
    Board Member/Partner/Co-head of Talent, UTA

    With a client list that includes megawatt stars such as Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Harrison Ford, Alfonso Cuaron, Mike White and red-hot international actress Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Jacobs has proved herself a master manager of Hollywood power players. Having Depp in another $1 billion grosser in the past year, Tim Burton’s 3D reimagining of Alice in Wonderland, only reinforced her knack for spotting talent: She happened upon the star on Fox’s 21 Jump Street while flipping channels two decades ago. Jacobs says reaching a recent midlife milestone birthday of 50 has given her perspective on the ups and downs of the agency business that she wishes she had earlier in her career. “I really am of that belief — and this may sound corny — that when something doesn’t work, that means something else will that’s better,” she says.

     

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