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Oprah Winfrey

The Women Behind the Scenes of Oscar Nominated Movies

While we love the actors who star in this year’s greatest films, a big part of MAKERS’ philosophy is celebrating women behind-the-scenes. Without them, movies wouldn’t get financed, actors would go naked, and soundtracks might not make us cry. With them, these cinematic experiences are complete. Read More »

Oprah Threw a House Party Just to Meet Ava DuVernay

When Oprah was introduced to filmmaker Ava DuVernay's work, she knew immediately they would be friends. She just had to find a chance for them to meet. Read More »

Best-Picture Nod for 'Selma' Caps Big Year for Black Women

Three black women released movies in 2014, more than ever before in a single year. And one of them is a contender for the motion picture academy's top prize. Read More »

On This Day: Oprah Winfrey Launched Her OWN Network

Three years ago on January 1, 2011, Oprah launched The Oprah Winfrey Network, building on her success with “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and her reputation as the Queen of Daytime. Read More »

Oprah Says Her Career Wouldn't Have Been Possible with Kids

America’s most motherly figure said her career wouldn’t have been possible if she’d had kids. Read More »

On Women's Equality Day, MAKERS Discuss Equal Pay

On Women's Equality Day, MAKERS share their thoughts and experiences being unfairly paid and how to lessen the wage gap. Read More »

MAKERS Movie Stars: Shapers of TV and Film

MAKERS knows some awesome actresses, like Zooey Deschanel, Ellen DeGeneres, and Diahann Carroll, who have shaped the course of TV and film history. Read More »

#ThrowBackThursday: Most Powerful MAKERS

In honor of the Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women, we are dedicating this week's #ThrowBackThursday to the 12 MAKERS on the list.   Read More »

Celebrities Celebrate Maya Angelou

On this very sad day, celebrities express their gratitude for Maya Angelou and the powerful pieces and inspiration she gave to the world. Read More »

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