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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Lori McCreary
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    Lori McCreary
    Producer, Co-founder and CEO, Revelations Entertainment

    McCreary’s entertainment roots go back to being onstage at 8, and she grew up believing she would own her own theater. That all changed in 1992, when she arrived in Zimbabwe on the set of Bopha! and met her future producing partner, Morgan Freeman. She was a first-time producer; he was a first-time director. “It was trial by fire,” she says, but they’ve honed their experience on dozens of projects since they teamed in 1996, including last year with Invictus. In addition to a first-look film deal with Warners, Revelations has moved into TV production this year: Its Through the Wormhole was the highest-rated series premiere in Science Channel history, and Revelations recently closed a first-look deal with Discovery. McCreary also sits on the board of the PGA and spearheaded tests of the major digital cameras. “We’re trying to give producers a tool to be able to accurately budget a film,” she says.

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