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THR's Women in Entertainment 2012: Power 100

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THR's 21st annual ranking celebrates the 100 most powerful female leaders in the entertainment industry.

This story first appeared in the Dec. 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Who’s in charge? Read here to find out. Once again, THR's annual list ranks the town’s top females, from execs to a new TV ‘It’ girl, in order of empire, influence and intimidating intelligence.

Edited by Stacey Wilson.

Written by Tim Appelo, Marc Bernardin, Alex Ben Block, Kevin Cassidy, Tina Daunt, Eriq Gardner, Lesley Goldberg, Shirley Halperin, Marisa Guthrie, Andy Lewis, Pamela McClintock, Daniel Miller, Michael O’Connell, Lacey Rose, Tatiana Siegel, Georg Szalai and Stacey Wilson.

Selection Criteria: For THR's annual Power 100 issue, editors based their selections on the following: revenue generated for their companies, valuation of assets, number of employees overseen, influence within the film and television industries, ability to get projects greenlighted or proximity to greenlight power, general standing and reputation within the entertainment community.

Pictured: Anne Sweeney.

Items 11-20
  1. 11 Stacey Snider

    Partner, co-chairman and CEO, DreamWorks Studios read more

  2. 12 Lauren Zalaznick

    Chairman, entertainment and digital networks and integrated media, NB...read more

  3. 13 Veronika Kwan Vandenberg

    President of international distribution, Warner Bros. Picturesread more

  4. 14 Sue Naegle

    President, HBO Entertainmentread more

  5. 15 Jennifer Salke

    President, NBC Entertainmentread more

  6. 16 Ann Daly

    COO, DreamWorks Animationread more

  7. 17 Megan Colligan

    President of domestic marketing and distribution, Paramount Picturesread more

  8. 18 Oprah Winfrey

    CEO, OWNread more

  9. 19 Cecile Frot-Coutaz

    CEO, FremantleMediaread more

  10. 20 Eileen O'Neill

    Group president, Discovery and TLC Networksread more

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