Like we do with our 25 New Faces feature, which spotlights very emerging writing, directing, acting and below-the-line talent, the Hollywood Reporter has just come out with its own list, a survey of industry execs moving up the Hollywood ladder. (These round-ups are always fun pieces that people actually take very, very seriously. I once met a Hollywood exec who half-boasted, half-apologized that he was one of only two people in some magazine’s years ago profile of up-and-coming folks who didn’t go on to run a studio or agency.)
Anyway, the editors at THR have picked 35 people for their “Next Generation Class of 2006.” Included are Paramount exec v.p. Pam Abdy; Universal v.p. of production Kristin Lowe; Cale Boyter, senior v.p. of development at New Line; Brett Weitz, v.p. creative affairs, Fox 21; Endeavor agent Craig Gartner; CAA agent Tony Lipp; lit manager Julie Bloom at Art/Work Entertainment; UTA motion picture lit agent Stuart Manashil; Michael Sugar, a manager at Anonymous Content; and New York’s own Ryan Werner, v.p. of marketing at IFC Films. Check out the article for the rest of the list and bios of all 35.