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City National Bank was proud to be the presenting sponsor at two recent events recognizing the contributions of Hollywood’s legal talent.

“We are the only financial institution that sponsors both the ‘Variety’ and ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ power lawyer and power business manager events,” said Steve Shapiro, senior vice president in City National’s entertainment division. “We are thrilled to continue these strong relationships well into the future.”

Variety’s inaugural Power of Law event on April 14 drew 200 guests and honorees to Beverly Hills.

The 10th annual Power Lawyers breakfast was put on by The Hollywood Reporter on April 20 at Spago in Beverly Hills.

  • The event featured a conversation between filmmaker Jon Favreau and Matt Belloni, The Hollywood Reporter’s executive editor. They discussed Favreau’s new Disney film, “The Jungle Book.”
  • General Counsel Rita Tuzon, executive vice president at Fox Networks Group, was honored at the event with the “Raising the Bar” award, presented by Peter Rice, chairman and chief executive officer of Fox Networks.