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1. Devin McCourty & Martellus Bennett

Patriots Martellus Bennett and Devin McCourty raise their fists during the national anthem.

2. Marcus Peters

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters raises his fist during the national anthem. Chiefs teammates lock arms.

3. Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas, Arian Foster & Jelani Jenkins

Dolphins players Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas, Arian Foster and Jelani Jenkins kneel during the national anthem.

For 2024’s iteration of MadameNoire and HelloBeautiful’s annual series Women to Know, we knew we wanted to celebrate the people who help make the joys of film and television possible. To create art is to create magic. This year, we spotlight Hollywood Executive’s changing the face of cinema.