The Entertainment Weekly Power 101

The 12th annual Entertainment Weekly Power 101 rates Hollywood executives, agencies and entertainers with a few music and publishing executives thrown in for good measure. It is generally predictable who will be included but not necessarily in what slot. There also are other lists including rising stars and falling stars. We have included some of the ranking (last year's placement is in brackets).

The Power 101
l. Ron Meyer & Stacey Snider (Universal Studios/Universal Pictures) (18)
2. Tom Hanks (10)
3. Leslie Moonves (CBS) (1)
4. Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg & David Geffen (Dreamworks) (4)
5. Julia Roberts (2)
6. Doug Morris (Universal Music Group)
8. Oprah Winfrey (14)
9. Tom Cruise (3)
16. Jeff Zucker (NBC Entertainment) (_)
18. Thomas D. Mottola (Sony Music Entertainment)
27. Brian Becker (Clear Channel Entertainment) (82)*
30. Jimmy Iovine (Interscope Geffen A&M Records) (38)
33. Judy McGrath & John Sykes (MTV Group, VH1 and CMT) (37)
35. Don Ienner (Columbia Records Group) (39)
37. Roger Ames (Warner Music Group) (32)
38. 'N Sync & Britney Spears (54/20)
40. Madonna (31)
42. Creative Agency Group (47)
50. Jim Wiatt (William Morris Agency) (48)
51. Eminem (19)
52. Will Smith (67)
54. Eddie Murphy (73)
55. Endeavor Talent Agency (92)
58. Jeff Berg (International Creative Management) (50)
59. Jim Caparro & Lyor Cohen (Island Def Jam Music Group)(56)
60. United Talent Agency (65)
65. Hillary Rosen (RIAA) (96)
72. David Letterman (83)
73. Jay Leno (_)
75. Jennifer Lopez (86)
76. Ray Romano & Phillip Rosenthal (Everybody Loves Raymond) (_,_)
79. Clive Davis (J Records) (Flux)
83. Mike Myers (Flux)
87. Beyonce Hnowles (_)
93. Jon Stewart (_)

Rising
Andrew Slater (Capitol Records)
Mosaic Music Group
Jimmy Fallon
Lost Highway Records

Flux
Dixie Chicks

Falling
Antonio "L.A." Reid
Backstreet Boys

Titans
1. AOL Time Warner
2. News Corporation
3. The Walt Disney Company
4. Vivendi Universal
5. Viacom
6. Sony Corporation of America
7. Bertelsmann AG

* Brian Becker
Age: 44
Credits: Conglomerate (formerly SFX) controls 70 percent of the U.S. concert biz and is behind nearly all of music's top-grossing tours (Madonna, U2, Janet, 'Nsync). Production unit spawned hit movie "Hardball;" theatrical division co-produced "The Producers." Growing interest in venue ownership.
Debits: Phillip Anschutz's Concerts West is taking run at Channel, snatching the Britney tour out from under them. High guarantees to artists mean ever-higher ticket prices and too many empty seats in an economic downturn.

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