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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 41-50
  1. 41 Nancy Kirkpatrick

    President of worldwide marketing, Summit Entertainmentread more

  2. 42 Tina Fey

    Creator/star, "30 Rock"read more

  3. 43 Anne Globe

    Chief marketing officer, DreamWorks Animation read more

  4. 44 Ellen DeGeneres

    Host, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"read more

  5. 45 Amy Miles

    CEO, Regal Entertainmentread more

  6. 46 Bela Bajaria

    Executive VP, Universal Televisionread more

  7. 47 Shonda Rhimes

    Creator, 'Grey’s Anatomy,' 'Private Practice' and 'Scandal' read more

  8. 48 Holly Bario

    President of production, DreamWorks Studios read more

  9. 49 Diane Nelson

    President, DC Entertainmentread more

  10. 50 Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart and Meryl Streep

    The Box-Office Queensread more

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