Jane Rosenthal

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"Jane Rosenthal is the business brains behind the wheel of New York's most famous taxi driver: Robert De Niro. The duo, who founded Tribeca Productions in 1989, has produced 22 movies.

"Perhaps Ms. Rosenthal's most important contribution to the city, however, came in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.... Read More She and Mr. De Niro, along with Ms. Rosenthal's husband, real estate financier Craig Hatkoff, launched the Tribeca Film Festival to help revive downtown.

"In addition to her dealings downtown, Ms. Rosenthal is active in Democratic Party politics as a fundraiser--she's backing Sen. Hillary Clinton for the 2008 presidential race. Top mayoral aide Patricia Harris, who has worked with Ms. Rosenthal since the first festival, says, "Anytime the city needs her help, she is always ready to lend a hand.""[1] wiki

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  1. Most Powerful Women in New York 2007, crainsnewyork, accessed December 16, 2011.
  2. About, Tribeca Film Institute, accessed December 16, 2011.