"I am a big proponent of laughter, and I really believe that laughter can heal," says Noreen Fraser, founder of the Noreen Fraser Foundation and its signature charity event, Variety's Power of Comedy…
Womens Impact 2012
Women have gained top biz slots but fight far from over
Seventy-four years after Dorothy Arzner became the first female to join the two-year-old Directors Guild of America, women comprise just 13.5%--or around 1,200--of its members who direct. And while…
Femme hosts face a fight to get into latenight yakkers
IndieFlix (indieflix.com) is the Netflix of independent films, giving viewers access to more than 4,500 shorts, docs and features that have often only been available on the festival film circuit.
Kerger has led a resurgent PBS to new heights of ratings and kudos. Under her leadership, the pubcaster was nominated for 58 primetime Emmy awards this year, a record for public media.
Helping educate the next generation is the goal of the Lancelot H. Owens Scholarship Foundation
As a platinum recording artist and the star of No. 1 Hispanic celebrity reality series "I Love Jenni" on NBCU's Mun2, Rivera has channeled her celebrity status to call attention to the plight of…
If 1992 was the year of the woman in American politics, a decade later, the 2011-12 season was its made-for-TV equivalent.
DreamWorks partner and co-chair Stacey Snider, a 2011 Power of Women honoree, kicks off this year's Power of Women luncheon but will soon turn her attention to the November election -- but not just…
This year, DuVernay was the first African-American female helmer to win the director prize at Sundance for her film, "Middle of Nowhere."