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Meet The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen Class of 2021, a group of agents, managers, lawyers and executives making unprecedented moves fit for these unprecedented times.
The reps are brokering massive deals (UTA’s Oren Rosenbaum was behind the $60 million Spotify payday for uber-popular podcast Call Her Daddy) and helping clients navigate new normals (see: Sue Carls at CAA, who helped client Olivia Wilde package and sell her sophomore feature, Don’t Worry Darling, during the pandemic). And executives like Amazon Studios’ Phoebe Zimmer and Netflix’s Laura Delahaye are keeping the streaming masses entertained, while Universal’s Lexi Barta and Marvel’s Mary Livanos are on the frontlines of getting audiences back into multiplexes.
Some even already boast awards acclaim, like recent Emmy winner Ted Lasso producer Liza Katzer and Oscar nominee Christina Oh, who was behind 2020 best picture contender Minari.
THR’s 28th annual Next Gen honorees join a list of alumni that includes MACRO’s Charles King, Netflix’s Bela Bajaria and Rideback principal Dan Lin. But in a Hollywood where century-old studios are becoming streamers, agencies are becoming conglomerates, and the power lunch became the midday Zoom, these stars — all age 35 and under — are charting their own courses.
Profiles written by Clara Chan, Ashley Cullins, Mia Galuppo, Borys Kit, Michael O’Connell, Lacey Rose and Rebecca Sun.
A version of this story first appeared in the Nov. 3 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.
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