Watson and Rowling make list for impact on films

The author of the Harry Potter novels and the actress that brings Hermione to life on the movie screen have been selected as two of 100 women Premiere has chosen because of their impact on the film industry in 2007.

J.K. Rowling
The author behind the second highest-grossing film franchise in history (after James Bond) cast a powerful spell with the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which broke Spider-Man 2's record for the best Wednesday opening in history. One week later, the final book in the series was released to riotous crowds who bought 8.3 million copies on the first day in the U.S. alone – and Warner Brothers acknowledged that movie ticket sales for Phoenix actually fell because fans were too busy reading. What a novel idea!

Emma Watson
Whether or not the young actress can and will play anyone besides the Harry Potter film franchise's Hermione is irrelevant until 2010, when the series will reach its grand finale. Until then, she'll amass more and more fans while putting away $4 million per film into her college fund.