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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Sue Naegle
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    Sue Naegle
    President, HBO Entertainment

    Naegle’s reputation for nurturing talent has led to the horse-racing drama Luck, which stars Joan Allen and Dustin Hoffman in his first TV series, and the fantasy series Game of Thrones. Although Big Love and Entourage will air their final seasons in 2011, the renewed drama Treme found its niche; audiences love to sink their teeth into True Blood; and the comedies Eastbound & Down, Bored to Death and Hung have been renewed for their third seasons. Oh, and the premiere of Boardwalk Empire became the most-watched season opener since 2004’s Deadwood, with 4.8 million viewers. “We are not restrained by advertisers or standards and practices,” the former TV literary agent says. “What we do need to do is to make the shows fantastic.”

     

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