Hollywood’s New Leaders: Agents and Managers

Each year Variety’s New Leaders feature profiles the most prominent up-and-comers in the entertainment business. To determine this year’s worthies, Variety looked across disciplines, from television, digital, music and film, to law and finance, as well as content creators. They were proposed by their bosses and peers who have worked with them and seen their rise. All are age 40 or under, and Variety has measured them by the progress of their career trajectories: do they take calculated risks? How fast have they risen in their companies? Are they innovative and employ solutions to problems that are creative? As part of the salute to the qualities that keep the town humming, filmmaker/producer Travis Knight, who founded Laika Studios and is finishing up the anticipated “Bumblebee” for Paramount, as well as Variety‘s 10 Assistants to Watch along with the New Leaders will be recognized Oct. 17, at the Jeremy Hotel rooftop in West Hollywood.

Diana Glazer

Co-Head, Theatrical Dept., ICM Partners, 34

The youngest female department head in company history, Glazer has aggressively expanded ICM’s theater footprint and crossed clients over into film and television. Shepherded the collaboration
between Spike Lee and Antoinette Nwandu, with Lee directing-producing the filming of
the Steppenwolf production of her play “Pass Over” for Amazon Prime. Facilitated Theresa Rebeck’s
film deal for “355,” a spy thriller starring Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Lupita Nyong’o
and Penelope Cruz. Also represents writer-director Cory Finley, Broadway director Rachel Chavkin, Tony winner Justin Peck and writer Sarah Delappe. “I prioritize building trust as an agent and manager. That
trust is a privilege and comes with a responsibility that I honor through advocacy, candor and care.”

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