A former agent and network exec, Lopez understands how to pick and make compelling content. And it was a good year, with movies like “Flowers in the Attic,” “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax,”  “Petals on the Wind” and “The Gabby Douglas Story” scoring big ratings in key demos. Lopez’s own story revolves around family. “My sons are either in college, out of college, or will be leaving home for school in a few years,” she says. “I find anytime I have to spend with them and enjoy my family as a whole.”

How can cable do better job at supporting the industry’s women?

Quite simply, hire them…and start mentoring young women. I believe success begets success; so the more women in the industry, the better for all of us (and the business as a whole).

Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?

Stay connected to your family and friends.  The demands of the business certainly can be overwhelming, and it’s very, very important to keep grounded with your loved ones so your professional life doesn’t consume you 100%.

When not in the office, where are we most likely to find you?

Spending time with my family.  My sons are either in college, out of college, or will be leaving home for school in a few years. I find anytime I have to spend with them and enjoy my family as a whole.

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