50 Powerful Women in Entertainment

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Jennifer Salke
> Occupation: Executive

Jennifer Salke became head of Amazon Studios in 2018. She oversees all areas of Amazon’s television and film development and the production for its global entertainment division. Since she took the post, the company has collaborated with Howard University to launch Howard Entertainment to diversify the entertainment industry. Prior to her role at Amazon, Salke was president of NBC Entertainment and was behind hit series such as “This Is Us,” “The Blacklist,” and the Chicago franchise.

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Ann Sarnoff
> Occupation: Executive

Ann Sarnoff, who had become the first female CEO of Warner Bros. in 2019, became chair and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group in August 2020. Among the units she oversees are Warner Bros. Pictures Group, HBO and HBO Max, Cartoon Network, TBS, TNT, and Warner Bros. Television Group.

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Suzanne Scott
> Occupation: Executive

Suzanne Scott became the first female chief executive officer of Fox News in 2018. Scott has oversight of Fox’s various programs, including its News Channel (the highest-rated cable network), Fox Business Network, Fox News Books, and Fox Weather. Scott had previously been the president of programming for Fox, overseeing shows such as “Fox & Friends” and “Hannity.”

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Stacey Sher
> Occupation: Executive

Film producer Stacey Sher has had her fingerprints on hits like “Pulp Fiction,” “Contagion,” “Reality Bites,” and “Django Unchained.” She has been nominated for an Academy Award twice. Sher has also been co-president of video-game company Activision Blizzard Studios since 2016. She has produced television series such as “Into the Badlands,” “Sweet/Vicious,” and “Reno 911.”

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Octavia Spencer
> Occupation: Actress/producer

Octavia Spencer has been busy both in front of and behind the camera. The Oscar winner (Best Supporting Actress for “The Help”) appeared in the hit “Hidden Figures” and in the four-time Oscar winner “The Shape of Water.” She was also co-executive producer of “Fruitvale Station” and executive producer of “Green Book,” which won three Academy Awards, including the Oscar for Best Picture.

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