Special Report

50 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment

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Nancy Dubuc
> Job: CEO, Vice Media
> Age: 49 (estimate)
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 45,415

Nancy Dubuc was appointed CEO of Vice Media just last year, following a 20-year stint at A+E Networks. Dubuc has focused the operations of the media company on Vice’s digital, film, and television departments.

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Stacey Sher
> Job: Co-president, Activision Blizzard Studios
> Age: 56
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 52,349

Film producer Stacey Sher has worked on numerous successful movies, including “Pulp Fiction,” “Erin Brockovich,” and “Django Unchained.” As co-president of video game company Activision Blizzard Studios — a role that she’s held since 2016 — Sher is tasked with creating television series and films based on the video game company’s properties, including “Call of Duty.”

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Mary Parent
> Job: Vice chairman, worldwide production, Legendary
> Age: 51
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 54,764

Film producer Mary Parent has had a fruitful career that included working as worldwide production chair at MGM and founding production company Disruption Entertainment. Since becoming vice chairman of worldwide production at Legendary Entertainment in 2016, the company has released such films as “Kong: Skull Island,” “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”

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Dede Gardner
> Job: Co-president, Plan B
> Age: 51
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 119,455

Dede Gardner has produced two Best Picture Oscar winners: “Moonlight” and “12 Years a Slave.” As co-president of Plan B Entertainment — a company originally founded by Brad Pitt, Brad Grey, and Jennifer Aniston in 2001 — Gardner has also worked on “The Tree of Life,” “Selma,” and “Vice,” among many other projects.

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Nina Jacobson
> Job: Producer, Color Force
> Age: 53
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 126,219

Nina Jacobson previously held the position of president of production at Disney Motion Pictures, where she oversaw the creation of films such as 2003’s “Pirates of the Caribbean.” After being let go due to restructuring at the company, Jacobson started her own production company, Color Force. The company has release multiple blockbusters, including the Hunger Games franchise and last year’s “Crazy Rich Asians.”