In the past 115 years, there have been many game-changers, people whose creativity and hard work had a lasting influence. It’s impossible to name all of them, but editors of Variety have compiled a list of 50 individuals (or small groups in a few cases) who both altered the status quo and forced the industry to think differently about everything from artistic choices to business practices, diversity and inclusion to developing new forms of entertainment. They opened the minds of colleagues and opened doors to others. We sought to highlight a mix of people whose contributions have been well chronicled with those who have been less heralded but were highly influential in their time.
Variety Names 50 Game-Changers From 115 Years of Covering Entertainment