The Next Establishment


Vanity Fair’s list of tech, policy, media, and business up-and-comers termed “The Next Establishment” includes two Hamilton grads. It also includes Zooey Deschanel who we would like to count among our own but unfortunately can’t.

“ERIC KUHN 
(United Talent) 
 There are go-getters, there are meteoric tech stars, and then there is Eric Kuhn. Barely two years out of college, he is already being credited with revolutionizing the social-media branches of CNN and the N.B.A., and has been referred to as the “Justin Bieber of Social Networking.” And it’s a sure bet that he’ll do the same at his current job, as a social-media agent at United Talent Agency.

THOMAS TULL 
 (Legendary Pictures) 
 After years in private equity, self-professed “film geek” Thomas Tull decided to found his studio company, Legendary Pictures. Tull raised $600 million for the studio’s first two films, Batman Begins and Superman Returns . Since then, Legendary Pictures has producedInception, The Dark Knight, The Hangover, 300, and Clash of the Titans and is currently working on the upcoming adaptation ofParadise Lost, among other projects.”

And on a related  “The New Establishment” list is Bowdoin graduate and founder of Netflix (but mainly Bowdoin graduate) Reed Hastings.

“THEATER OF OPERATIONS:
Hastings has turned his DVD-rental service into a Web-video powerhouse, with 25 million customers and more on the way internationally. Hollywood studios and TV networks can’t decide if Hastings is a threat or a boon (via the checks he writes for their programming).

POWER MOVE: Next year Netflix will roll out House of Cards, an original series, directed and produced by David Fincher, starring Kevin Spacey, and available only through Netflix.”

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