Kathleen Kennedy and other women making waves in Hollywood

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kathleen_kennedy_cover_a_pIf there’s a narrative that’s been consistent during this season of awards ceremonies, it’s been “the year of women.”

From Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s much-applauded performances hosting the Golden Globe awards, to Kathryn Bigelow directing the Oscar-nominated “Zero Dark Thirty,” and at Sundance, for the first time ever, women made half of the 16 U.S. competition dramas.

There’s another woman making waves in Hollywood, Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm. She discusses how she convinced J.J. Abrams to direct the latest Star Wars movie, and more, in this week’s cover story for The Hollywood Reporter.

Kim Masters wrote the piece. She’s editor at large at the Reporter, hosts KCRW’s The Business, and discusses her piece here with KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis.