Next Generation Class of 2006

35 executives who represent the future of the industry

A roundup of the most-talented up-and-comers in the business, this 13th annual edition of The Hollywood Reporter's Next Generation issue was assembled by a commitee of editors and reporters who chose these finalists through hours of research and deliberation. Making the selections is never easy, but this group of professionals has the kind of impressive credits that are difficult to ignore. It is not intended as a power list, however, but rather a survey of some of the leaders of tomorrow.

  • Pam Abdy, executive vp production, Paramount Pictures
  • Cale Boyter, senior vp development, New Line Cinema
  • Susan Downey, Co-president, Dark Castle Entertainment, Executive vp production, Silver Pictures
  • Brad Fischer, Senior vp production, Phoenix Pictures
  • John Fox, vp development, DreamWorks
  • Kristin Lowe, vp production, Universal Pictures
  • Zola Mashariki, vp production, Fox Searchlight
  • Adam Milano, director of development, Columbia Pictures
  • John Sacchi, senior vp production and development, Lionsgate
  • Geoff Shaevitz, vp production, Warner Premiere
  • Ryan Werner, vp marketing, IFC Films
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  • Roy Bank, Head of development and operations, Mark Burnett Prods.
  • Jonathan Davis, vp comedy development, Fox Broadcasting Co.
  • Glenn Geller, Senior vp current programming, CBS Paramount Network Television
  • Libby Hansen, vp alternative series and specials, NBC and USA Network
  • Heather Kadin , vp drama development, Warner Bros. Television
  • Morgan Wandell, Senior vp drama, Touchstone Television
  • Brett Weitz, vp creative affairs, Fox 21
  • Jane Wiseman, vp comedy development, NBC Entertainment
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  • Julie Bloom, Literary Manager, Art/Work Entertainment
  • Cal Boyington, Head of alternative television, Paradigm
  • John Buzzetti, Partner, Gersh Agency
  • David Gardner, Manager , Principato-Young Entertainment
  • Craig Gartner, Agent, talent, Endeavor
  • Aron Giannini, Manager, The Collective
  • Michael Jelline, Talent agent, ICM
  • Tony Lipp, Motion picture talent agent, CAA
  • Stuart Manashil, Motion picture literary agent, UTA
  • Brian Stern, vp and agent, WMA
  • Michael Sugar, manager, Anonymous Content
  • Bill Thompson, vp first-run syndication, network and cable packaging, Rebel Entertainment Partners
  • Kara Welker, Co-founder, Generate
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  • Jeff Bernstein, Partner, Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum & Morris
  • Peter Hirschmann, vp product development, LucasArts
  • Cyriac Roeding, vp wireless, CBS Corp.
  • Read LEGAL & NEW MEDIA profiles