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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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President of Disney/ABC Television Group leads The Hollywood Reporter's 19th annual list.

Wesley Mann

Disney/ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney tops The Hollywood Reporter's Women In Entertainment Power 100 list.

This is the second year in a row that Sweeney has held the top spot -- she shared the 2009 honor with Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal.

The top place was determined, among other criteria, by three financial measures: 1. Revenue generated for companies; 2. valuation of assets; 3. number of employees overseen.

And this is what put Sweeney solidly in first place:
-- Revenue at Disney Media Networks last year was more than $17 billion, up 6 percent.
-- Those same properties are valued at a staggering $61 billion.
-- She oversees 10,000 employees, far more than any other woman in the entertainment industry.

It also didn't hurt that when asked, "Who is the most powerful woman in Hollywood?" almost everyone THR contacted -- from high-level agents to producers and even rival executives -- named Sweeney.

Actress Angelina Jolie returned to the list at No. 26, while other personalities were honored for the first time -- television’s Judge Judy took 48th place, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer moved into No. 76.  And the emerging Kardashian sisters rounded out the list in the 100th spot.

Items 31-40
  1. 31 Cyma Zarghami

    President, Nickelodeon/MTVNread more

  2. 32 Frances Berwick

    President, Bravo Mediaread more

  3. 33 Debra Lee

    CEO, BET Networksread more

  4. 34 Laura Ziskin

    Producerread more

  5. 35 Marion Edwards

    President, international television, 20th Century Foxread more

  6. 36 Janice Marinelli

    President, Disney-ABC Domestic Televisionread more

  7. 37 Hilary E. McLoughlin

    President, Telepictures Prods.read more

  8. 38 Elisabeth Murdoch

    Chair/CEO, Shine Ltd.read more

  9. 39 Linda Bell Blue

    Executive Producer, 'Entertainment Tonight' and 'The Insider'read more

  10. 40 Cecile Frot-Coutaz

    CEO, FremantleMedia North Americaread more

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