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POWER PLAYERS

Everybody knows that the Lakers attract a slew of Hollywood stars: Jack Nicholson, Dyan Cannon, Denzel Washington and more. But lots of other L.A. power brokers can be found courtside--where a ticket fetches $2,200 per game--and filling other choice seats (and that’s not counting the luxury suites occupied by corporate bigwigs and select individuals, such as billionaire A. Jerrold Perenchio). “The hard and fast rule at Staples,” says TV producer Steven Bochco, is that “no one above floor-seat level is allowed to talk business at any time; anyone on the floor level has to talk business at all times.”

1. Floor seats, Lakers’ side

For the record:

12:00 AM, Aug. 23, 2006 For The Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday August 23, 2006 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 39 words Type of Material: Correction
Power Issue: In West magazine’s Power Issue (Aug. 13), the 3-D rendering of Laker seats at Staples Center incorrectly described where billionaire Henry Nicholas III sits. He has floor seats opposite the visitors’ bench, not on the visitors’ side.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday September 03, 2006 Home Edition West Magazine Part I Page 5 Lat Magazine Desk 1 inches; 34 words Type of Material: Correction
The Power Issue: The rendering of Laker seats at Staples Center (Aug. 13) incorrectly described where billionaire Henry Nicholas III sits. He has floor seats opposite the visitors’ bench, not on the visitors’ side.

* Norm Pattiz, founder Westwood One radio network

* Haim Saban, billionaire media mogul

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* Ari Emanuel, partner, Endeavor talent agency

2. Floor seats, Visitors’ side

* Lou Adler, record producer

* Jack Nicholson, actor

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* Michael Ovitz, entertainment mogul

* Henry Nicholas III, billionaire high-tech tycoon

3. Section 119

* Richard Weitz, partner, Endeavor talent agency

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* Leonardo DiCaprio, actor

4. Section 101

* Alec Gores, billionaire founder, Gores Technology Group

* Dustin Hoffman, actor

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5. Section 102

* Harold Foonberg, Beverly Hills philanthropist

* Jimmy Smits, actor

6. Floor seats, south baseline

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* Dwight Manley, sports agent

* Penny Marshall, director/actress

* Gary Winnick, founder, telecom firm Global Crossing

7. Section PR14

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* Steve Soboroff, real estate developer, Playa Vista president

8. Section PR12

* Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, billionaire chairman and CEO, Abraxis BioScience

9. Section 111

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* Steven Bochco, TV producer, writer

* Bill Mechanic, former 20th Century Fox studio chief, and his wife, Carol, senior VP of programming at Showtime

* Dennis Holt, advertising pioneer

* Robert Shapiro, attorney

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10. Floor seats, opposite from benches

* Denzel Washington, actor

* Tim Leiweke, president and CEO, AEG

* Steve Jackson, shoe business magnate

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* Jim Wiatt, CEO, William Morris Agency

* Alan Casden, developer

* Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO, Dreamworks Animation

* Ron Burkle, billionaire investor

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11. Floor seats, north baseline

* Magic Johnson, NBA Hall of Famer, urban developer

* Irving Azoff, music exec, manager of the Eagles and others

* Dyan Cannon, actress

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* Glenn Frey, singer, guitarist and cofounder of the Eagles

* Joe Smith, former executive at Warner Bros., Elektra/Asylum and Capitol-EMI records


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