The Hollywood Reporter published its annual list of the most powerful women in entertainment yesterday and the news is that women rule TV and really don't have enough power in the film business. I guess that really shouldn't surprise most people, but when you look at the list (which is of course subjective) you can see how much work women have to do. Also, if you were wondering why you like cable more than the networks you will notice that women have a lot of power in the cable business.
Other things of note:
- The Bridesmaids Effect – the cast made it to the list at #44. Tina Fey was the only other female actress on the list. No dramatic actresses made the list.
- Only one female director – Jennifer Yuh Nelson – Kung Fu Panda 2
- Not enough women of color
- Lady Gaga is number 30.
Here are the top 20:
Anne Sweeney: Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks President, Disney/ABC Television
Amy Pascal: Co-Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Bonnie Hammer: Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment
Abbe Raven: President and CEO, A+E Television Networks
Dana Walden: Chairman, 20th Century Fox Television
Stacey Snider: Co-Chairman and CEO, DreamWorks
Nina Tassler: President, CBS
Donna Langley: Co-Chairman, Universal Pictures
Nancy Dubuc: President, History and Lifetime Networks
Sue Kroll: President of Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures
Lauren Zalaznick: Chairman, NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks
Veronika Kwan-Rubinek: President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures
Megan Colligan: President of Domestic Marketing and Distribution, Paramount
Nikki Rocco: President, Universal Pictures Distribution
Kathleen Kennedy: Producer
Sue Naegle: President, HBO Entertainment
Ann Daly: Chief Operating Officer, DreamWorks Animation
Emma Watts: President of Production, 20th Century Fox
Jennifer Salke: Entertainment President, NBC
Oprah Winfrey: Chairman, Harpo
I guess some good news is that there is consistency in this list especially at the top level with Anne Sweeney holding the top spot for the third year in a row. Oprah did make the top 10 this year and now without her daily show she ranks at number 20.
Anne Sweeney Tops THR's 2011 Women in Entertainment Power 100 List (Hollywood Reporter)