Work on this report was well underway when the pandemic effectively brought the entertainment industry to a halt in mid-March. We initially moved it and our annual Power of Women New York luncheon to July, but that date also proved problematic given the pandemic’s severe toll on the region.

Once we pivoted to a virtual Power of Women event, we surveyed the women in this report — selected based on their impact on the entertainment industry in the past year — for their COVID-19 heroes and experiences, lessons learned so far and the outlook ahead.

Read more about how the women on this list navigated the pandemic here.