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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 51-60
  1. 51 Beth Swofford

    Motion picture literary agent, CAAread more

  2. 52 Sheila Nevins

    President, HBO Documentary/Familyread more

  3. 53 Kathryn Bigelow

    Directorread more

  4. 54 Lauren Shuler Donner

    Producerread more

  5. 55 Cynthia Pett-Dante

    Co-owner/managing partner, Brillstein Entertainment Partnersread more

  6. 56 Gail Berman

    Founder and partner, BermanBraunread more

  7. 57 Christina Norman

    CEO, OWNread more

  8. 58 Leah Weil

    Senior Exec VP/General Counsel, Sony Picturesread more

  9. 59 Shonda Rhimes

    Creator, 'Grey's Anatomy'/'Private Practice'read more

  10. 60 Nancy Kirkpatrick

    President of worldwide marketing, Summit Entertainmentread more

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