March 23rd, 2015

Alumna Most Powerful Woman in Hollywood

7 alumnae make the annual Power 100 list

Hollywood Reporter coverIt’s about Hollywood, women, and power, a headline trifecta for most publications, and year after year it gets the attention it aims for. When the Hollywood Reporter’s latest annual listing of the 100 most powerful women in entertainment hit newsstands in December, seven BU alums were on it, three in the top six positions.

Topping the magazine’s Power 100 list was Bonnie Hammer (CGS’69, COM’71, SED’75), chair of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group. Nancy Dubuc (COM’91), president and CEO of A+E Networks, ranked third, and Nina Tassler (CFA’79), CBS Entertainment president and chair, took sixth place.

According to a behind-the-scenes story published in the New York Times, rankings were determined mainly by numbers, such as the number of employees overseen and box office results. Judges also factored in more subjective data, such as how much clout the women wield in the industry.

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