Anne Sweeney Tops THR's 2011 Women in Entertainment Power 100 List
Disney/ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney tops The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Power 100 list. She's followed at No. 2 by NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment chairman Bonnie Hammer and Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal on The Hollywood Reporter's 20th annual list.
This is the third year in a row that Sweeney has held the top spot -- she shared the 2009 honor with Pascal.
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey returned to the list but dropped out of the Top 10, while other personalities were honored for the first time, including Lady Gaga.
Editors based their selection of candidates and ranking on the following:
1. Revenue generated for their companies
2. Valuation of assets
3. Number of employees overseen
4. Impact and influence within the film and television industries
5. Ability to get projects greenlighted or proximity to greenlight power
6. Reputation (general standing within the entertainment community, in addition to achievements).
Rounding out the top 10:
2. Amy Pascal, co-chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment
2. Bonnie Hammer, chairman of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment
4. Abbe Raven, president and CEO of A&E Television Networks
5. Dana Walden, chairman of 20th Century Fox Television
6. Stacey Snider, co-chairman and CEO at Dreamworks
7. Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment
8. Donna Langley, co-chairman of Universal Pictures
9. Nancy Dubuc, president of History and Lifetime Networks
10. Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing at Warner Bros. Pictures
In conjunction with the release of the list, The Hollywood Reporter is holding its annual Women in Entertainment breakfast for 600 showbiz leaders at the Beverly Hills Hotel (doors open at 8 a.m., event begins at 9 a.m.)
Jane Fonda will receive the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award (presented by the award's namesake, Lansing) and there will be a tribute to producer Laura Ziskin.The Help co-stars Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis, will join Kathryn Stockett, author of the novel The Help, in announcing The Hollywood Reporter's Mentoring Program, which pairs around 15 inner-city girls between the ages of 16-17 with top-level female executives in the entertainment industry.
To see the rest of the Women In Entertainment Power 100 list, click here.
*Denotes those who declined to reveal their age.