Women in Entertainment Power 100

THR's annual survey of the industry's top female executives

1. Amy Pascal
Chairman, Sony Pictures Ent. Motion Picture Group
Co-chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment
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  • 2. Anne Sweeney
    Co-chairman of media networks, the Walt Disney Co.
    president, Disney-ABC Television Group
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  • 3. Judy McGrath
    Chairman and CEO, MTV Networks
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  • 4. Gail Berman
    President, Paramount Pictures
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  • 5. Nancy Tellem
    President, CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group
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  • 6. Stacey Snider
    Co-chairman and CEO, DreamWorks SKG

    7. Oprah Winfrey
    Chairman, Harpo Inc.

    8. Nina Tassler
    President, CBS Entertainment

    9. Dana Walden
    President, 20th Century Fox Television

    10. Bonnie Hammer
    President, USA Network and Sci Fi Channel

    11. Dawn Ostroff
    President of Entertainment, The CW

    12. Donna Langley
    President of production, Universal Pictures

    13. Shari Redstone
    President, National Amusements, Inc.                                       
    Vice chairman, Viacom Inc.                                                
    Vice chairman, CBS Corp.

    14. Beth Comstock
    President, Digital Media and Market Development, NBC Universal

    15. Angela Bromstad

    President, NBC Universal Television Studio

    16. Nikki Rocco
    President of distribution, Universal Pictures

    17. Sue Kroll                                 
    President of internationall marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures
    Veronika Kwan-Rubinek
    President of international distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures

    18. Ann Daly
    COO, DreamWorks Animation

    19. Elizabeth Gabler
    President, Fox 2000 Pictures

    20. Valerie Van Galder
    President of domestic marketing, Columbia Tristar Motion Picture Group

    21. Carolyn Strauss
    President, HBO Entertainment

    22. Dawn Taubin
    President of domestic marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures

    23. Pam Levine
    Co-president of domestic marketing, 20th Century Fox

    24. Angela Shapiro-Mathes
    President, Fox TV Studios

    25. Betty Cohen                         
    President and CEO, Lifetime Entertainment Services
    Susanne Daniels
    President of entertainment, Lifetime Entertainment Services

    26. Paula Wagner
    CEO, United Artists

    27. Nancy Utley

    Co-COO, Fox Searchlight Pictures

    28. Terry Press
    Head of worldwide marketing, DreamWorks Animation

    29. Sheila Nevins
    President, HBO Documentary and Family

    30. Debbie Liebling          
    Executive vp, 20th Century Fox
    Carla Hacken            
    Executive vp, Fox 2000
    Emma Watts
    Executive vp production, 20th Century Fox

    31. Alli Shearmur
    Co-President of production, Paramount Pictures

    32. Laurie Younger
    President, Buena Vista Worldwide Television

    33. Claudia Lewis
    President of production, Fox Searchlight Pictures

    34. Janice Marinelli
    President, Buena Vista Television

    35. Nancy Josephson

    Partner, Endeavor

    36. Julie Greenwald
    President, Atlantic Music Group

    37. Karen Kehela Sherwood
    Co-chairman, Imagine Films

    38. Sylvia Rhone
    President, Universal Motown Records

    39. Keri Putnam
    President of production, Miramax Films

    40. Lauren Zalaznick
    President, Bravo

    41. Sarah Greenberg
    Co-president of theatrical marketing, Lionsgate Films

    42. Cyma Zarghami
    President, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids & Family Group

    43. Christina Norman
    President, MTV

    44. Amy Baer
    Executive vp production, Columbia Pictures

    45. Abbe Raven
    President and CEO, A&E Television Networks

    46. Kathy Nelson
    President of film music, Universal Pictures

    47. Polly Cohen
    President, Warner Independent Pictures

    48. Bernardine Brandis
    Executive vp of business and legal affairs, Walt Disney Studios

    49. Lia Vollack
    President of worldwide music, Columbia Pictures

    50. Jane Rosenthal
    Producer/partner, Tribeca Prods.

    51. Kathleen Kennedy
    Producer/partner, Kennedy-Marshall Co.

    52. Robin Schwartz
    President, Regency Television

    53. Geraldine Laybourne
    Chairman and CEO, Oxygen Media

    54. Kelley Avery
    President, Paramount Worldwide Home Entertainment

    55. Beth Berke
    Senior executive vp and chief aministrative officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment                  

    56. Jo Ann Ross
    President of network sales, CBS

    57. Debra Lee
    Chairman and CEO, BET

    58. Jessica Reif Cohen
    Managing director, global securities research and economics, Merrill Lynch & Co.

    59. Lauren Shuler Donner

    60. Diane Nelson
    President, Warner Premiere

    61. Michele Ganeless               
    Executive vp/general manager, Comedy Central
    Lauren Corrao
    Executive vp original programming  and development, Comedy Central

    62. Marian Koltai-Levine
    Executive vp marketing, Picturehouse

    63. Beth Swofford                      
    Motion picture literary agent, CAA
    Tory Metzger                           
    Motion picture aAgent, CAA
    Risa Gertner                          
    Head of motion picture literary deptartment, CAA                
    Tracey Brennan
    Co-head of motion picture talent, CAA

    64. Laura Ziskin
    Head, Laura Ziskin Prods.

    65. Camela Galano
    President, New Line International Releasing

    66. Stacey Sher
    Producer/partner, Double Feature Films

    67. Katherine Pope
    Executive vp, NBC Entertainment

    68. Micheline Chau                    
    President and COO, Lucasfilm Ltd.
    Chrissie England
    President, Industrial Light + Magic

    69. Julia Franz
    Executive vp, Touchstone Television

    70. Diane Warren
    Founder, Realsongs

    71. Suzanne Gluck                     
    Co-head worldwide literary deptartment, WMA
    Jennifer Rudolph-Walsh    
    Executive vp/Co-head worldwide Literary deptartment, WMA
    Cara Stein
    Senior vp/Co-COO NY/Head of TV East Coast, WMA
    (All are members of the Board of Directors)

    72. Andrea Wong
    Executive vp alternative programming, specials and late-night, ABC Entertainment

    73. Maria Crenna
    Executive vp, Paramount Network Television

    74. Liza Chasin                           
    President, Working Title Films
    Debra Hayward
    President of U.K. production, Working Title Films

    75. Sue Naegle                            
    Partner/co-head of TV department, UTA
    Tracey Jacobs                                         
    Partner/motion picture agent/Co-head of motion picture talent deptartment, UTA
    Blair Belcher
    Partner/motion picture agent, UTA

    76. Esther Newberg                  
    Co-head of publications/Co-chair of the NY Office, ICM
    Amanda Urban
    Co-executive vp/Co-director of the literary department/Co-chair of the NY Office, ICM

    77. Hilary Estey McLoughlin
    President, Telepictures Prods.

    78. Penney Finkelman Cox                                     
    Executive vp, Sony Pictures Animation
    Sandra Rabins
    Executive vp, Sony Pictures Animation

    79. Cynthia Pett-Dante                                
    Co-President of management division/managing partner, Brillstein-Grey Management
    Aleen Keshishian
    Partner, Brillstein-Grey Management

    80. Terry Wood
    President, creative affairs and development, CBS Television Distribution Group

    81. Paula Kerger
    President and CEO, PBS

    82. Toni Howard                         
    Executive VP motion picture talent, ICM
    Risa Shapiro
    senior vp motion picture talent, ICM

    83. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein
    Owner, founder/CEO, The Gotham Group

    84. Gaby Morgerman      
    Senior vp/head of talent department, WMA
    Susan Brooks               
    Worldwide head of TV susiness affairs, WMA
    Cori Wellins
    Senior vp/ head of TV literary deptartment, WMA

    85. Marion Edwards
    Executive vp, 20th Century Fox TV Distribution

    86. Adriana Alberghetti   
    Partner, motion picture literary, Endeavor
    Michelle Bohan         
    Parter, talent deptartment, Endeavor
    Elyse Scherz
    Parter, tlent deptartment, Endeavor

    87. Tracey Edmonds
    President and COO, Our Stories Films

    88. Sharon Morrill
    President, Disneytoon Studios

    89. Dawn Hudson
    Executive director, Film Independent

    90. Julie Yorn                    
    Head, Firm Films
    Stacy Boniello
    Partner, The Firm

    91. Lexine Wong
    Senior executive vp worldwide marketing, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    92. Lori McCreary
    Co-Founder and CEO, Revelations Entertainment
    Co-Founder, Clickstar

    93. Leslie Siebert             
    Senior managing partner/co-head of talent department/management board member, the Gersh Agency
    Lorrie Bartlett
    Partner, the Gersh Agency

    94. Melanie Cook
    Partner, Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca, Fischer, Gilbert-Lurie, Stiffelman, Cook, Johnson, Lande & Wolf

    95. Michelle Byrd
    Executive director, Independent Feature Project

    96. Nina Shaw
    Founding partner, Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano

    97. Jeanne Newman

    Partner, Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren & Richman

    98. Debbee Klein
    Co-head of TV literary deptartment, Paradigm

    99. Linda Lichter
    Partner, Lichter, Grossman, Nichols & Adler Inc.

    100. Robin Kaminsky
    Executive vp publishing, Activision