In a year fraught with corporate challenges, two women have steered their respective ships with unparaelleled skill and assurance. Once can take credit for a record performance on the film side; the other, for a television business of unrivaled global influence.
The editors of The Hollywood Reporter considered the following factors in determining this year's Power 100 rankings:
- Achievements in 2009: Boxoffice, television ratings or dollars generated
- Overall authority: How much clout the individual has within her company, how many divisions/employees she oversees and how much influence her company has in Hollywood.
- Greenlight power: Ability to get a project made, or proximity to the person who can make it.
- Standing: The invidual's reputation within the community at large.
Note: This list looks primarily at women who influence Hollywood in the film and television arena and does not include international power players or those in other areas of entertainment such as music or publishing.
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Partner, Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcanoread more
Executive vp worldwide marketing, Warner Bros. Television Group read more
Gale Anne Hurd
Producer read more
Producer/co-founder, Tribeca Prods. read more
President, Fox Animation read more
Karen Kehela Sherwood
Co-chairman, Imagine Films read more
Executive vp, co-head of publications, ICM read more
Executive vp original series programming and development, ABC Family read more
Jennifer Nicholson Salke
Executive vp creative affairs, Twentieth Century Fox Television read more
Partner, Management 360 read more