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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Claudia Lewis
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    Claudia Lewis
    President of production, Fox Searchlight

    Lewis has been especially busy this year, shepherding a mix of urban dramedies including Just Right and Our Family Wedding and such awards contenders as Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, the Duplass brothers’ Cyrus and Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire follow-up, 127 Hours. “We were fascinated, surprised and incredibly curious about how [Boyle] intended to tell the story — and how we’d sell the thing,” Lewis jokes. The UC Berkeley grad, who worked at the school’s respected Pacific Film Archive, is perhaps the most well-traveled woman on this list: During the past year alone, she has been to India, Fiji and taken an architecture tour of Cuba. “It’s all really well-preserved, from midcentury buildings to the great older stuff,” she says. “A real colonial vibe.”

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