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PEOPLE TO KNOW: Agents (Part One)

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RICHARD LOVETT
This guy is the head of  CAA – the largest and most powerful agency in the world. At age 41, he took over as head of CAA in 1995 after starting in the mail room right out of college. Lovett is pretty much responsible for the careers of today’s top A-list actors. His client list speaks for itself: Will Smith, Jim Carey, Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Julia Roberts, Ashton Kutcher, JJ Abrams, Shia Labeouf, Tom Hanks & Vince Vaughn.

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ARI EMANUEL
Known as the most notorious agent in Hollywood, Ari Emanuel is the inspiration for Jeremy Piven’s character on ENTOURAGE. He’s also the brother of former White House Chief of Staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. After being fired for questionable business practices, he started his own agency, Endeavor, and quickly turned it into one of the most successful in Hollywood after merging with the William Morris Agency back in April 2009. Check out his top clients: Aaron Sorkin, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Mark Whalberg, Conan O’Brien, Sacha Baron Cohen, Denzel Washington & Dwayne Johnson.

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TRACEY JACOBS
This female powerhouse is the co-head of talent and partner at one of Hollywood’s largest agencies, UTA. Her philosophy is based on providing her clients with long-term success rather than quick, big paychecks. This business plan has served her well, farming clients like Jason Bateman (comeback story of the last four years) and William L. Petersen, a veteran character actor who hit pay dirt with the juggernaut CSI. Her clients include Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Harrison Ford, Tim Robbins, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Beckinsale, Sharon Osbourne & Owen Wilson.

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