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The Dealmaker's Ten Commandments provides a practical, no-nonsense
The lawyers on The Hollywood Reporter's 12th annual list have nothing to feel insecure about: Hollywood's top legal pros help rising stars like Issa Rae capitalize on their success, guide industry-shaping mergers and deal with high-profile disputes amid the #MeToo and Time's Up movements.
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW
• Why he matters Ryan Coogler's Black Panther is a worldwide smash, and Gardner has repped the writer-director since before his 2013 breakout Fruitvale Station. "Ryan was not an unknown voice when we went to do this movie," says Gardner, noting it was a priority for Coogler to keep creative control and financially participate if the movie succeeded. It did.
• Favorite excuse for running late "Daylight saving time."