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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Jennifer Nicholson Salke
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    Jennifer Nicholson Salke
    Exec VP development, 20th Century Fox

    Fox’s Glee and ABC’s Modern Family, which Nicholson Salke helped develop, became the buzziest shows on network television last season and dominated the comedy categories at the Emmys, which she calls “the highlight of my career.” Another well-received comedy, Fox’s Raising Hope, became the fall’s first new series to get a back-nine pickup. Although Lone Star fizzled, her enthusiasm for taking chances on high-concept dramas hasn’t: Look no further than Fox’s upcoming sci-fi epic Terra Nova, from executive producer Steven Spielberg, which recently kicked off production in Australia. “It’s something we believe in, and we’d rather go down in flames than stay in a middling creative area,” she says.

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