Client: Molly Fenton, Esq. - Senior Associate
As the industry moves cautiously into a post-pandemic new normal, a fresh generation of leaders is poised to embrace innovation. These individuals — whose careers have been forged in some of Hollywood’s darkest days — are prepared to take on the challenges wrought by the lockdown, including the assertion of streaming, the re-calibration of the theatrical experience, and economic uncertainty.
Attorney, Cohen Gardner (33)
In just under four years of practicing entertainment law at Cohen Gardner, Fenton has distinguished herself with a far-ranging set of negotiations that have included A-list talent. She helped create a deal for two stand-up specials for comedian Ronny Chieng with Netflix and worked on helmer Ryan Coogler’s overall pact with Disney as well as filmmaker Bong Joon Ho’s accord with HBO to bring a “Parasite” limited series to the network.
Fight for the back-end: “Streamers have been around for a long time but it’s become clearer than ever that there needs to be meaningful back-end participation for talent,” says Fenton.