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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Donna Gigliotti
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    Donna Gigliotti
    President of production, The Weinstein Co.

    Gigliotti says it was the “arrogance of youth” that landed her an interview with Martin Scorsese for an assistant job on Raging Bull. It was even more arrogant when she told him she wanted a Cartier watch. Well, she got both: After wrapping, the maestro presented her with the timepiece she still wears. As an independent producer, the Sarah Lawrence graduate went on to win an Oscar for Shakespeare in Love and was nominated for The Reader. She recently returned to work with her old bosses, Bob and Harvey Weinstein — with whom she made Shakespeare — in a hybrid executive/producer position guaranteeing her at least two films a year that she’ll actively produce, including the Sarah Jessica Parker starrer I Don’t Know How She Does It and David O. Russell’s The Silver Linings Playbook. Gigliotti is thrilled to have the opportunity. “To be an independent producer right now, I don’t know how you put food on the table,” she says.

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