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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 61-70
  1. 61 Deborah Barak, Bernardine Brandis, Beth Roberts and Jana Winograde

    The Biz Affairs Gurusread more

  2. 62 Melanie Cook

    Partner, Ziffren Brittenhamread more

  3. 63 Jeanne Newman

    Partner, Hansen Jacobson Teller Hoberman Newman Warren Richman Rush &...read more

  4. 64 Linda Bell Blue

    Executive producer, 'Entertainment Tonight,' 'omg! Insider'read more

  5. 65 Cynthia Pett

    Co-owner, managing partner, Brillstein Entertainment Partnersread more

  6. 66 Claudia Lewis

    President of production, Fox Searchlightread more

  7. 67 Jo Ann Ross

    President of network sales, CBS Television Networkread more

  8. 68 Michelle Raimo Kouyate

    President of production, Sony Pictures Animationread more

  9. 69 Katie Couric

    Host and executive producer, "Katie"; special correspondent, ABC Newsread more

  10. 70 Dawn Hudson

    CEO, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesread more

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