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14 Women are in The Hollywood Reporter's Top 50 Showrunners of 2012

Women and Hollywood By Kerensa Cadenas | Women and Hollywood October 11, 2012 at 10:30AM

The Hollywood Reporter recently named their Top 50 Showrunners of 2012 for both comedy and drama. 14 of the 50 showrunners named were women. And women made up 4 of the 11 on the Showrunners to Watch list. Despite the recent and continuing frustrating news regarding women in television, I’m hoping that the recent influx of women-created television news continues to up these numbers.
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Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner
Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner

The Hollywood Reporter recently named their Top 50 Showrunners of 2012 for both comedy and drama. 14 of the 50 showrunners named were women. And women made up 4 of the 11 on the Showrunners to Watch list. Despite the recent and continuing frustrating news regarding women in television, I’m hoping that the recent influx of women-created television news continues to up these numbers.

Here’s a list of the women showrunners (several work in teams with guys):

Comedy:

Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil – The Game (BET)

Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner – Girls (HBO)

Lauren Iungerich – Awkward (MTV)

Emily Kapnek –Suburgatory (ABC)

Liz Meriwether, Brett Baer, David Finkle – New Girl (Fox)

Drama:

Cynthia Cidre – Dallas (TNT)

Carole Mendelsohn (original) and Pam Veasey (NY) – CSI (CBS)

Marlene King and Oliver Goldstick – Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)

Michelle King and Robert King – The Good Wife (CBS)

Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers – Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal (ABC)

Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz – Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie (CW)

Greer Shephard – Longmire (A&E)

Janet Tamaro – Rizzoli & Isles (TNT)

Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson – The Vampire Diaries (CW)

2013 Showrunners to Watch:

Dana Fox, Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan – Ben and Kate (Fox)

Dee Johnson – Nashville (ABC)

Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton – The Mindy Project (Fox)

Lizzy Weiss – Switched at Birth (ABC Family)

THR's Top 50 Showrunners 2012 (The Hollywood Reporter)

Showrunners to Watch for 2013: Looking Ahead to Next Year's List (The Hollywood Reporter)

This article is related to: Women Writers, Women Producers, Television, showrunner


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