Protected: Star Hollywood Agent Shares 2e Tips with Young Actress

Ari Emanuel is among the most powerful figures in Hollywood. Julianna Riley is a 14-year-old high school student in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles.

The two sat down recently and had plenty to talk about. What could they possibly have in common?

Emanuel, the co-CEO of the William Morris Endeavor agency — which has represented the likes of Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron, Amy Adams, Denzel Washington, Emma Stone, Mahershala Ali, and Martin Scorsese, among many, many others — also was the basis for the character of Ari Gold in the HBO series Entourage. And he is dyslexic.

Julianna, an aspiring actress, has ADD. The two discussed their strategies to cope with their learning differences and how they shape who they are.

Julianna ...


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Jon Baum is manager of content development at Bridges Academy and head of site and editorial operations at 2e News. He previously has served as a writer and editor for, Yahoo! Sports, and GOOD Magazine