[ 2006-12-06 16:24 ]
Amy Pascal, chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture
Group and co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment arrives for the Hollywood Reporter's
annual women in entertainment Power 100 breakfast Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, in
Beverly Hills, Calif. [AP] |
The most powerful
woman in entertainment?
No, not Oprah Winfrey. She's No. 7, according to the Hollywood Reporter's
15th annual ranking, published Tuesday.
The trade paper's top spot is filled this year by Amy Pascal, who heads
Sony's film division and serves as co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment. She
unseats Disney's Anne Sweeney, who
held the top spot for two years. Sweeney, president of Disney-ABC Television
Group and co-chair of media networks for the Walt Disney Co., ranked second this
Judy McGrath, MTV Networks chairman and chief executive, was No. 3 on the
Women in Entertainment Power 100 list. She was followed by Paramount Pictures
President Gail Berman and CBS Paramount Network Television Group President Nancy
Rounding out the top 10 were Stacey Snider, co-chairman and CEO of DreamWorks
SKG; Winfrey, chairman of Harpo Inc.; Nina Tassler, president of CBS
Entertainment; Dana Walden, president of 20th Century Fox Television; and Bonnie
Hammer, president of USA Network and Sci Fi Channel.
The list was compiled by a committee of Hollywood Reporter editors.
The Power 100 were celebrated at a breakfast at the Beverly Hills Hotel
Meryl Streep was honored at the event, with the Sherry Lansing Leadership
Award, named for the former Paramount Pictures chief executive, who was the
inaugural recipient in 2004.
The self-effacing actress told
the gathering that she was surprised to be chosen for a leadership award.
"I'm not the leader of anything or anybody," said Streep, 57. "I can't even
get people to put their dishes in the dishwasher."