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Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas

Episode 90: Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, agent, studio head, producer, writer, Hollywood legend, 5/22/23

Beginning her career at the William Morris Agency, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas rose in spite of the boys club of the late 1980’s to become one of the top agents in the entertainment industry, guiding the careers of actors such as JULIA ROBERTS, JENNIFER LOPEZ, NICHOLAS CAGE, TIM ROBBINS, MADONNA, SUSAN SARANDON, GEENA DAVIS, PATRICK DEMPSEY, JENNIFER CONNELLY, ANDIE MACDOWELL, MATT DILLON, and working with filmmakers such as, JOHN HUGHES, ROBERT ALTMAN, JONATHAN LYNN, ROGER MICHELE, CURTIS HANSON, DARREN STAR, SPIKE LEE among many others. She left agenting in 2000 and became a studio head and later a writer and producer overseeing, and or producing such successful films as 13 GOING ON 30, MAID IN MANHATTAN, BLACK HAWK DOWN, MONA LISA SMILE, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, PERFECT STRANGER, KIT KITTREDGE: AN AMERICAN GIRL, LITTLE BLACK BOOK, BANDSLAM, THE BOY NEXT DOOR, KIDNAP, SECOND ACT, HUSTLERS, MARRY ME, SHOTGUN WEDDING and the upcoming films, THE MOTHER due out May 2023 and ATLAS due out 2024, along with several highly acclaimed and award-winning television series such as THE FOSTERS, GOOD TROUBLE, SHADES OF BLUE, EXTANT, POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS, EMILY IN PARIS, and WORLD OF DANCE.

She is JENNIFER LOPEZ’S producing partner overseeing a diverse slate of films and television projects servicing their groundbreaking overall deal at NETFLIX.

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