THR graduates its Next Gen Class of 2008


Adding a talent category to THR's 15th annual Next Generation issue made for a lively party Thursday at West Hollywood's Area. At the bash feting this year's class of 35 executives age 35 and under, director honorees Seth Gordon and Marc Webb made the rounds as writers Brian K. Vaughn, Alex Tse and Travis Beacham pow wowed about their upcoming projects.

Among other up-and-comers at the event, sponsored by A&E and Air France, were writer Brad Inglesby and director Jonathan Levine, who caught up with writer Lorene Scafaria almost 10 years after knowing each other in New York.