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Competition for Hollywood's Power Brokers

In Hollywood, a good agent is the magical dealmaker who can bring together a script, a director, and a star to make a movie happen. Commentator Jake Halpern says that agents have been the power brokers in Hollywood since the decline of the studio system in the early '50s. But they may be seeing some competition from an unlikely source: Nance Mitchell, a waxer and skin care specialist who also helps her clients connect with each other to make movie deals.

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