NBCUniversal has created a brand new govt place to supervise range, fairness and inclusion initiatives throughout its tv and streaming manufacturers.
Longtime ViacomCBS inclusion govt Jeanne Mau is transferring to NBCU to function its first senior vice chairman, TV programming, range, fairness & inclusion. She is going to twin report back to Common Studio Group chair Pearlena Igbokwe and leisure content material chair Susan Rovner.
Mau will work to be sure that NBCU’s tv content material precisely portrays underrepresented communities in addition to takes full benefit of alternatives to rent marginalized expertise each on display screen and behind the scenes. She additionally will function NBCU’s liaison to exterior DEI advocacy teams.
Mau will now handle and develop NBCU’s suite of pipeline improvement packages, which embody Feminine Ahead and the Rising Director Program, the Various Administrators Program, the Late Evening Writers Workshop, Writers on the Verge, StandUp NBC, Highlight, the Casting Apprentice Program, the Various Employees Author Initiative, the Author’s Assistant Program, the Manufacturing Assistant Initiative and Manufacturing Workplace Coordinator Program, Leisure Associates and the Manufacturing Associates Program – Unscripted.
Mau has loads of expertise on this enviornment, having most lately served as ViacomCBS’ senior vp of world inclusion, the place she oversaw its Writers Mentoring Program, Administrators Initiative, Viewfinder Rising Administrators Program and Nickelodeon Writers and Artist Program. Her 20-year tenure on the firm additionally included posts as senior vp of Leisure Range and Inclusion and vice chairman of present packages.
“Jeanne has the imaginative and prescient, expertise and experience to raise our present inclusion efforts throughout a time in our business the place speedy change is a continuing and viewers are more and more vocal about wanting common tales that higher replicate the world we stay in,” Igbokwe and Rovner stated in a joint assertion. “With Jeanne on the helm, we can increase efforts throughout our total tv leisure portfolio and proceed to point out that NBCUniversal is a house for nuanced and inclusive storytelling, a coaching floor for the following era of creators and a changemaker in our business.”