Speaking of lists today, this morning The Hollywood Reporter held its annual Power 100 breakfast to honor their list of the most powerful women in entertainment. These are some of the industry's heaviest hitters; the Hollywood Reporter names the Power 100 based on "their ability to greenlight content, their position within the company, the number of people who report to them and the amount of money they control." At the top this year is Anne Sweeney, co-chairman of Disney Media Network and president of Disney-ABC Television Group. Oprah came in at No. 8.
Also honored at the breakfast, hosted by Queen Latifah and John Travolta and with 700 invitees, was Jodie Foster, who received the fourth annual Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, "presented to a woman who has been a pioneer or leader in her field" and named after the first woman to head an entertainment studio. In addition, the winners of the Lifetime Movie Network Student Filmmaker Competition were honored. The competition was developed "to encourage and discover the next generation of female filmmakers," which is always something I can get behind.
To check out the top 10 women on the list,
- Anne Sweeney, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks; president, Disney-ABC Television Group
- Amy Pascal, chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group; co-chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment
- Nancy Tellem, president, CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group
- Stacey Snider, co-chairman and CEO, DreamWorks SKG
- Judy McGrath, chairman and CEO, MTV Networks
- Oprah Winfrey, chairman, Harpo Inc.
- Dana Walden, chairman, 20th Century Fox Television
- Nina Tassler, president, CBS Entertainment
- Bonnie Hammer, president, USA Network and Sci Fi Channel
- Shari Redstone, president, National Amusements; vice chairman, CBS Corp., Viacom and Midway Games
For the rest of the list, click here.