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Several Media Execs Land on List of Most Powerful Women in Business

successWhen Fortune released its list of the 50 most powerful women in business earlier today, we devoured it looking for women in media and communications.

While Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer made the top 10 (number five and eight, respectively), several women in our industry also made the list and simultaneously made us proud.

Let’s hear it for Anne Sweeney, the co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group. Per the gallery, she has the golden touch. “From online players to iPads, Sweeney has helped lead Disney into the digital age. Media Networks brought in $19.4 billion in 2012 revenue, and she launched another tech platform in May: WATCH lets some Disney and ABC subscribers live-stream shows on any device.”

Susan Wojcicki, SVP, Ads and Commerce at Google, oversees advertising products as well as the commerce unit. As for Bonnie Hammer, the chairman of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment Group, well, she got promoted in February and oversees 11 entertainment cable networks. Read more

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Finally: PR To Get A Non-Reality Show

Journalists had The Wire (kind of); advertisers have Mad Men, but the most TV exposure PR pros have gotten in recent memory has amounted to Kell on Earth.

That’s apparently about to change, with the news that Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes is developing a TV drama about PR crisis management.

The project, which is either untitled or called In Crisis revolves around the life and work of a “professional fixer and her dysfunctional staff”—inspired by the career of Judy Smith (who’s repped Monica Lewinsky, Marion Barry, Michael Vick, and more).

The NY Observer says that “the potential show is still in its infancy, but the idea sounds like something ABC executives might be keen on.” It’s got the potential to be like Law & Order without the cops, basically.

Finally: this picture is apparently the Shondaland actual logo, at least according to the production company’s facebook page.