THR 35 Rising Executives 35 and under – The Hollywood Reporter
Meet Hollywood journalistNext Gen Class of 2021, a group of officers, managers, lawyers and executives taking unprecedented action to adapt to these unprecedented times.
Representatives are negotiating massive deals (UTA’s Oren Rosenbaum was originally the $ 60 million Spotify salary for a hugely popular podcast Call her daddy) and helping clients navigate new standards (see: Sue Carls at CAA, who helped client Olivia Wilde prepare and sell her second feature film, Don’t worry darling, during the pandemic). And executives like Amazon Studios’ Phoebe Zimmer and Netflix’s Laura Delahaye entertain the streaming masses, while Universal’s Lexi Barta and Marvel’s Mary Livanos are at the forefront of bringing audiences back to multiplexes.
Some even brag about being honored already, like the recent Emmy winner Ted lasso producer Liza Katzer and Oscar nominee Christina Oh, who was originally the 2020 Best Picture nominee Minari.
THRThe 28th Annual Next Gen Laureates join a roster of alumni that includes MACRO’s Charles King, Netflix’s Bela Bajaria and Rideback Director Dan Lin. But in a Hollywood where century-old studios become streamers, agencies become conglomerates, and power lunch has become the Midday Zoom, these stars – all aged 35 and under – chart their own course.
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 November 3 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.