Meet The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen Class of 2022, a group of agents, managers, lawyers, and executives blazing their own paths while navigating an entertainment industry in a state of constant flux.
They shepherd studios’ biggest franchises (Lionsgate’s Brady Fujikawa handles everything John Wick) and are responsible for streaming’s next must-see series (you can thank Jackie Cohn for your Severance addiction). While Grandview’s Merideth Bajana and CAA’s Brandon Lawrence shepherd deals for top talent like Yellowjackets creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson and Sundance Grandy Jury prize winner Nikyatu Jusu.
THR’s 29th annual Next Gen honorees join a list of alumni that includes MACRO’s Charles King, Netflix’s Bela Bajaria, and Universal’s Donna Langley (more on them below). These stars — all 35 and under — are leading Hollywood into the future, whatever that may look like.