Ziffren Brittenham
UCLA School of Law

WHY SHE MATTERS She’s negotiating Scott Rudin’s new TV deal at Fox and helped the producer move Jobs from Sony to Universal. She also sealed deals for Tim Burton to direct a live-action Dumbo for Disney, Barry Sonnenfeld to direct Nine Lives with Kevin Spacey and Chadwick Boseman’s five-picture pact to star as the Black Panther for Marvel.

BEST THING HEARD DURING A NEGOTIATION "'We are not a New Testament studio. We will not turn the other cheek.'"