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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 21-30
  1. 21 Elizabeth Gabler

    President, Fox 2000 read more

  2. 22 Nikki Rocco

    President of domestic distribution, Universal Pictures read more

  3. 23 Debra Lee

    Chairman and CEO, BET Networks read more

  4. 24 Shari Redstone

    Vice Chair, CBS/Viacomread more

  5. 25 Frances Berwick

    President, Style and Bravo Mediaread more

  6. 26 Michele Ganeless

    President, Comedy Central read more

  7. 27 Vanessa Morrison

    President, Fox Animation Studios read more

  8. 28 Emma Watts

    President of production, 20th Century Fox read more

  9. 29 Nancy Utley

    President, Fox Searchlightread more

  10. 30 Hannah Minghella

    President of production, Columbia Pictures read more

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