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She also has fully embraced the increasing international nature of Hollywood, signing successful French directors like Michel Hazanavicius, who won an Oscar for "The Artist," and Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, whose "The Intouchables" is the second highest grossing film in French history. Dakhil told TheWrap she is "focused on igniting creative exchanges with artists from different corners of the world. Packaging is more than putting pieces together, it's about bringing people together who are like-minded and encouraging them to work together." Oh, she also represents Gary Ross, who launched Hollywood's biggest new franchise -- "The Hunger Games." - Lucas Shaw 4. LENA DUNHAM & JENNI KONNER Producers, HBO's "Girls" While much has been written about "Girls" creator Lena Dunham, she isn't changing Hollywood without a helping hand from her producing partner, Jenni Konner. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://tv.yahoo.com/news/thewraps-inaugural-innovators-list-12-changing-hollywood-140253316.html