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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Megan Colligan
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    Megan Colligan
    Co-President of Domestic Marketing, Paramount Pictures

    “Last year was a real transition,” says Colligan, who shares her position with Josh Greenstein and has enjoyed an impressive run since her 2008 promotion. “This year, it’s a very well-oiled machine.” The proof: Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island earned $128 million domestically, Iron Man 2 earned close to the original with $312 million, and How to Train Your Dragon took in more than $200 million. Sequels Jackass 3D and Paranormal Activity 2 also performed solidly. Fresh from maternity leave after giving birth to her third child in February, Colligan is very proud of the impact of the documentary Waiting for Superman. “It was hitting right at the right time when people were primed to have a conversation [about our education system],” she says. Up next: the Coen brothers’ True Grit, which bows Dec. 22, and shepherding Thor and Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol next year.

     

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