Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Meet the Woman Who Negotiated Godzilla 2014 Cast Picks

Jessica Kantor negotiated Gareth Edwards top cast picks for Godzilla 2014

The Hollywood Reporter reports on the up and coming Next Gen Hollywood movers and shakers. One of them happen to have negotiated the contracts for the upcoming Godzilla 2014 movie.

Read a partial bio below:

Jessica Kantor

Legendary Entertainment, vp business and legal affairs
Want to star in a Legendary movie? You'll have to talk to Kantor.

Since transitioning from the Sheppard Mullin law firm to Thomas Tull's ministudio in June 2012, the L.A. native and UCLA and Loyola Law School alum is the primary negotiator for Legendary's film projects. She handled all the talent deals for the upcoming Godzilla reboot and its new Michael Mann movie, and she managed the studio's relationship with Jackie Robinson's widow during the 42 shoot.

She also is fluent (and able to argue in) Italian, French, Farsi and Hebrew.

FIRST JOB: Apprenticeship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art specializing in African art.

CAREER MILESTONE: Successfully negotiating all of director Gareth Edwards' No. 1 picks for Godzilla. The deals were closed simultaneously and include Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.


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