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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Nancy Utley
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    Nancy Utley
    President, Fox Searchlight

    For years, Utley and her Searchlight partner Steve Gilula labored under the vast shadow of their boss, Peter Rice. But when Rice moved out of film and over to Fox television, the searchlight, as it were, landed on the former marketing exec. Although she managed the Oscar campaigns for last year’s Oscar-winning Fantastic Mr. Fox and Crazy Heart, she says her biggest success this year was having four directors return to the studio: Danny Boyle (127 Hours), Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), Miguel Arteta (Cedar Rapids) and Alexander Payne (The Descendants). “The trust built up over the first feature you do together carries over into the subsequent features,” she says.

     

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