Class notes: Next Gen alumni


To commemorate the 15th annual Next Gen issue, THR takes a look back at where the first class of Next Gen graduates are now.

Michael De Luca heads his own production company, Michael De Luca Prods.

Chip Diggins produced last year's "Sex and Breakfast" and is developing "Until Gwen."

James Dixon created the management company Dixon Talent, whose clients include Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel.

Ari Emanuel is a partner at the Endeavor Agency. His clients include Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas.

Jim Fredrick joined Warner Bros. as senior vp creative advertising in 1998. He is no longer with the company.

Liz Glotzer is president of Castle Rock Pictures.

Mark Gochman is a partner at the Stankevich-Gochman law firm.

Jeffrey Godsick is president of marketing at Fox-Walden, and recently rejoined Fox as executive vp marketing and digital

Kelly Goode heads an eponymous media consulting business.

Carlos Goodman is a partner at Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman & Goodman.

Michael Gruber left the agency business to partner with nightclub manager Amanda Sheer Demme.

Carla Hacken is executive vp production for Fox 2000.

P. Clark Hallren is managing director at JPMorgan Securities, Entertainment Industries Group.

Bill Hamm is executive vp creative development at Starz Media.

Kevin Huvane is a partner at CAA. His clients include Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise.

Larry Jacobson is co-chairman and executive producer at Grosso-Jacobson Prods.

Nina Jacobson was the president of Buena Vista Motion Picture Group before creating her own production company, Color Force.

Kevin Jones is a manager.

Andy Kaplan is president of international networks for Sony Pictures Television Intl.

Karen Kehela Sherwood is co-chair of Imagine Entertainment.

Christina Kounelias is executive vp marketing at New Line.

Debra Langford is vp strategic sourcing at Time Warner.

Yair Landau left a 17-year tenure at Sony to begin a games and animation venture in April.

Robert Lazarus passed away in March 2005.

Bryan Lourd is a partner at CAA. His clients include Oliver Stone, Reese Witherspoon and George Clooney.

Richard Lovett is president of CAA. His clients include Warren Beatty, Tom Hanks and Will Smith.

Michelle Manning has a production company, MM Prods.

Dan McDermott penned DreamWorks' "Eagle Eye" and is developing two other scripts, "Selling Time" and "Charlie Chan."

Brian Medavoy produced television shows, including "Just Shoot Me" and "Dharma & Greg."

Jay Moloney passed away in November 1999.

Rob Moore is vice chairman at Paramount.

John Nogawski is president of CBS Television Distribution.

Hutch Parker is co-chairman of Regency Enterprises.

Gail Patterson was the acting executive in charge of Spelling TV's "7th Heaven" and "Charmed."

Steve Pearlman is an executive producer at Class IV Prods.

Dave Phillips is president and CEO at Corner of the Sky Entertainment.

Rebecca Pollack left the business to focus on being a mother.

Gavin Polone formed the Pariah production company.

Meryl Poster formed Superb Entertainment.

Gerry Rich was president of worldwide motion picture marketing for Paramount. He resigned in August.

Andy Schuon launched "C" Student Entertainment with Steve Lehman.

Jed Simmons left Hanna-Barbera to create Next New Networks, where he is COO.

Stacey Snider is co-chair and CEO of DreamWorks.

Ken Solomon is chairman and CEO of the Tennis Channel.

Nick Stevens is an agent at Endeavor, where his client list includes Ben Stiller.

Tom Strickler is a partner at Endeavor, repping clients like director Peter Berg.

Brian Swardstrom is a partner at Endeavor. His clients include Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand and Diane Lane.

Jamie Tarses heads up the Fan Fare production company.

Courtenay Valenti is executive vp production at Warner Bros.

Mitchell Yankowitz left Universal in 2006 to lead the Cimarron Group's international marketing division.

-- Compiled by Lauren Barbato and Teresa Lo