Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta
Co-Presidents, Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment
The program joins the NBC Talent Infusion Programs, the network’s robust diversity and inclusion initiatives, that under the leadership of Karen Horne, Senior Vice President, Programming Talent Development & Inclusion, have discovered and developed diverse onscreen and behind-the-scenes talent including Donald Glover, Jenny Hagel, Lil Rel Howery, Mindy Kaling, Sharat Raju and Alan Yang.
*Directors Guild of America 2016-17 Episodic TV Director Diversity Report
SVP, Programming Talent and Development and Inclusion, NBC Entertainment
Chaired by Lesli Linka Glatter, who has been a longtime mentor to women in the field, the advisory council will participate in the selection process, provide mentorship during the program and serve as advocates for the directors following the program.
Lesli Linka Glatter
CHAIR, FEMALE FORWARD ADVISORY COUNCIL,
“I don’t think directing is an easy road for anyone. It’s not for the faint of heart regardless of gender, but it is still so much harder for women. We do not have an equal playing field, and until we do, we have to keep pushing the door open. The time for talk is over, the time for change is now.”