THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER’S NINTH annual Power Lawyers breakfast at Spago feted the town’s top 100 attorneys – or, in the words of Sony’s Tom Rothman, “5 percent of everything everybody makes.” Rothman conferred the Raising the Bar award (presented by Vacheron Constantin) to Sony president of worldwide business affairs Andrew Gumpert- along with a Forrest Gump spoof poster (“Gump Happens”). In the keynote Q&A, Universal Pictures’ Donna Langley revealed to THR’s Matthew Belloni that the Fifty Shades qfGrey sequel would be “a thriller” and that the Fast~ Furious franchise would lean on its diverse ensemble in the next installment without Paul Walker. – AUSTIN SIEGEMUND-BROKA
1 – From left: Rothman, Langley and Sony’s Michael Lynton at the event sponsored by City National Bank.
2 – From left: list honorees Steve Warren and Gretchen Rush, both of Hansen Jacobson Teller Hoberman Newman Warren Richman Rush & Kalter, joined Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad.
3 – Bryan Freedman (second from right) of Freedman & Taitelman with fellow honorees Jason Sloane (second from left) of Sloane Offer Weber & Dern and Michael Schenkman (right) of Bloom Hergott.
4 – From left: THR president and chief creative officer Janice Min, Vacheron Constantin North America president Vincent Brun and list honoree Cliff Gilbert-Lurie of Ziffren Brittenham.
5 – The list’s Bruce Tobey of O’Melveny & Myers (left) and Skip Brittenham of Ziffren Brittenham.
6 – “We make movies for a living,” said Gumpert. “That’s downright cool.”
7 – Sony general counsel leah Weil (left) and list honoree Nina Shaw of Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano.
8 – Belloni (left) and honoree Joel McKuin of McKuin Frankel Whitehead.