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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Kelly Bush
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    Kelly Bush
    Founder, ID PR

    Bush is one of the industry’s most effective publicists for putting out fires since Pat Kingsley effectively retired. The karate black belt is unafraid to threaten journalists when she needs to, which might not make her popular with the media but has made her loved by clients. It was Bush who got Entertainment Tonight to pull a clip that would have shown the late Heath Ledger at a party with drugs, and it was she who steered Cynthia Nixon as she went public with her sexuality. Her company speaks for clients as diverse as Sean Penn, Alicia Keys and Christopher Nolan. She also is a crucial player in awards season and, with her staff of 70, has helped clients garner 22 Oscar nominations. With offices in New York, London and Los Angeles, she also advises Sony Classics and Warners on corporate matters that can affect everything from a movie’s opening to a studio executive’s reputation.

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