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Brian Sher's determined journey from the William Morris mailroom to 'Boss'
Brian Sher's determined journey from the William Morris mailroom to 'Boss'

A decade after graduating from Baltimore’s Gilman School, some alumni might be vaulting up the ladder in careers as executives or politicians. But Brian Sher, Class of ‘86, was looking at the lowest rung — starting out as a trainee in the mailroom of a Hollywood talent agency. After attending Tulane and the University of Southern California, Sher had tried doing most of the things young people do to break into show business: working as production assistant on a movie, playing a walk-on character and writing a screenplay. Then one night, a friend who was an agent took him to dinner, looked him in the eye and asked him what the expletive deleted he was doing with his...

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