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THR's Women in Entertainment 2012: Power 100

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    Barbara Broccoli
    Producer, Eon Productions

    It's been a huge year for London-based Broccoli, 52, who presided over production of the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall, which had grossed $797 million worldwide as of Nov. 28, making it the most successful 007 flick of all time (not accounting for inflation). Bond is a family business for Broccoli, whose father, Albert, was the longtime producer of the spy thrillers. She now co-produces the films with her half-brother, Michael G. Wilson.

    When I leave work each day, I can't wait to: Go to sleep. When you're based in London, you get up early and are shooting all day, and then L.A. starts phoning you.

    Favorite way to unwind on the weekend: Reading the Sunday papers with a big pot of coffee.

    Most surprising song on my iPod: Adele, but is that surprising?

    Proudest moment this year: On the 50th anniversary [of the release of the first Bond movie] on Oct. 5, we did a charity auction in London at Sotheby's and raised a couple million dollars for UNICEF and a couple of other charities.

    Totally starstruck around: People in public service.

    What I'd tell my 22-year-old self about working in Hollywood: "Don't be ruled by fear."

    Best advice I've gotten: From my father: "Don't let temporary people make permanent decisions."

    Top three shows on my DVR: Homeland, Breaking Bad and Meet the Press.

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