Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Women in Entertainment: Power 100 Breakfast

The Power 100 Breakfast was held on Friday, December 5, 2008 and sponsored by Lifetime Movie Network and The Hollywood Reporter, the event recognized the top 100 women in entertainment. The red carpet event had 650 in attendance, some of the guests included Oprah Winfrey, Glen Close, Sigourney Weaver, Nicole Sullivan, Gayle King, Lisa Ling, Marcia Cross and Garcelle Beauvais.

The event began with a champagne reception sponsored by American Women in Radio & Television, followed by a welcome from Lifetime Networks president and CEO Andrea Wong. The event recognized myself as well as the 1st place winner from Lifetime Movie Network's: "Every Woman's Film Competition." Sigourney Weaver was the guest speaker, who has a recent television movie soon to be released on Lifetime, entitled
Prayers for Bobby.

During the event a panel was held with the top 3 women in entertainment. Oprah took the number 1 spot and Anne Sweeney, Disney Media Networks co-chairman, and Amy Pascal, chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group and co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, took 2nd and 3rd on the Power 100 list. The biggest advice from the panel was when Oprah said "be truthful and be yourself" in regard to being successful.

Glen Close, the talented actor who has been seen on film, the stage, and television was recognized for her outstanding achievements by being honored with the Leadership Award presented by Sherry Lansing.

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