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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Carolina Lightcap
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    Carolina Lightcap
    President, Disney Channels

    After eight years in Argentina, Lightcap made a gigantic transition, moving her family back to Los Angeles, where she now has Walt Disney Studios chairman Rich Ross’ old job. The Buenos Aires native now oversees 94 channels in 169 countries, of which 26 channels were launched during the past 12 months alone. Lightcap, who was vp and chief marketing officer for Disney in Latin America, says her next goal is to get the Disney Junior brand greenlighted in the U.S., including a 24-hour channel aimed largely at a preschool audience. “It’s an area in which we hadn’t been as active [in North America],” says the mother of a 3-year-old, whom she refers to as her “focus group of one.” “We had Playhouse Disney Channel in Buenos Aires. I can’t wait to have it here.”

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