or


[05/11/10 - 10:13 AM]
New Executives in Drama and Comedy Programming Announced for NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios
Lourdes Diaz, Rebecca McGill, Joey Chavez and Mike Nunes have all been upped at the company.

[via press release from NBC]

NEW EXECUTIVES IN DRAMA AND COMEDY PROGRAMMING ANNOUNCED FOR NBC ENTERTAINMENT AND UNIVERSAL MEDIA STUDIOS

Lourdes Diaz Is Named Vice President, Drama Programming; Rebecca McGill Is Elevated to Director, Drama Programming; Joey Chavez Is Promoted to Manager, Drama Programming, and Mike Nunes Is Upped to Manager, Comedy Programming

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - May 7, 2010 - Four executives have been named to key program posts in NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios, including Lourdes Diaz, who joins the company as Vice President, Drama Programming. In addition, Rebecca McGill is elevated to Director, Drama Programming; Joey Chavez is promoted to Manager, Drama Programming; and Mike Nunes is upped to Manager, Comedy Programming.

The announcement was made by Laura Lancaster, Executive Vice President, Drama Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios, and Jeff Ingold, Executive Vice President, Comedy Programming, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.

Diaz, McGill and Chavez will report to Lancaster; Nunes will report to Ingold.

"I couldn't feel luckier to have such smart, dedicated, dynamic drama executives," said Lancaster. "Lourdes is an exciting addition to our team and all of the promotions are so well-deserved. This is really an impressive group!" Ingold called Nunes "an important member of the 'Community' team who has shown great instincts on the development side as well."

Diaz will be responsible for overseeing current drama series and development. McGill will oversee current drama series and will continue to handle daytime program duties for "Days of our Lives." Chavez, who previously was an NBC Universal Entertainment Associate, will be responsible for assisting in overseeing various current drama series and development.

Nunes, who also previously served as an NBC Universal Entertainment Associate, will help to oversee current comedy series and development.

Diaz most recently founded Agua Entertainment Group (AEG), specializing in film, television, and new media projects. She has served in senior positions at such companies as ICM and Orion Pictures and has developed, packaged and/or produced over 20 feature films and television programs in her career, including both domestic and foreign co-productions.

Diaz' credits include the Emmy Award-nominated "And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself" for HBO, "Imagining Argentina" and "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas." Her former company, AEG, is currently in post-production on the film "Zenitram," "Dirty Chat" (Internet series) and "Ghost Recon" (television pilot). At AEG, Diaz also saw the company produce three pilots in "La Chaperona," "La Vida Beach; and "It Girl" for bi-lingual network LaTV.

Prior to AEG, Diaz was General Manager of Visual Content for VOY and earlier served as Head of Development and Production for Green Moon Productions (Antonio Banderas' and Melanie Griffith's company). She was responsible for the development and production of studio and independent films, and also television.

Before joining Green Moon, Diaz was Senior Vice President of Development and Production at Orion/MPCA, where she developed studio films, independent productions and television movies. Diaz also was an agent at International Creative Management and was responsible for the West Coast office of ICM's independent-packaging division in the International Department, sourcing, managing and placing creative artists. Diaz graduated with honors from Emerson College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication, film and television studies.

McGill previously served as Manager, Daytime Programming at NBC since December 2006. She also previously was assigned oversight of "Days of our Lives."

Earlier in her career, McGill worked at Peter Engel Productions, which produced several successful series for NBC's Saturday morning lineup. More recently, she served as Manager, Creative Affairs at Flame Television. McGill received her Bachelor of Science degree in radio/television/film from Northwestern University.

Chavez had served as an Entertainment Associate in Drama Programming since October 2008. In that position, he provided coverage for current drama series and development projects while working with the writers, producers and directors and handled development pitches.

From December 2007 to October 2008, Chavez was a Program Managing Scheduler for The Learning Channel. While at TLC, he managed and created the network's schedule for all programming, which also required him to strategize the best schedules including program marathons and strips. Earlier, Chavez, worked as a Development Coordinator at David Janollari Productions from July 2007 to December 2007. In addition, he was Programming and Acquisitions Coordinator at the Style Network from July 2006 to July 2007. He served as a Programming Executive Trainee at the WB network from 2005-06.

Chavez graduated cum laude from USC with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of Cinema-Television. He also attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts - Film and Television.

Nunes most recently was an Entertainment Associate in Comedy Programming since March 2008. Earlier, Nunes served as a Drama Coordinator in Primetime Development from June 2007 to October 2008 assigned to one department executive and completed another term as a Drama Coordinator for another executive from June 2005 to June 2007.

Prior to NBC, Nunes was an Assistant in Development and Current programs for Tollin-Robbins Productions from April 2004 to June 2005. He graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and later earned a Master of Arts degree in television, radio and film.





  [may 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· AND STARRING PANCHO VILLA AS HIMSELF (HBO)
· COMMUNITY (YAHOO)
· SUZANNE'S DIARY FOR NICHOLAS (CBS)





[07/27/16 - 01:39 PM]
Netflix Announces Premiere Dates for Nine Series, Including "Black Mirror," "Chef's Table: France," "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" and More
Plus: "Chelsea," Lady Dynamite" and "Real Rob" to all return for second seasons.

[07/27/16 - 01:31 PM]
Multi-Award Winner Laura Linney Stars Alongside Jason Bateman in New Netflix Original Drama Series "Ozark"
Grounded in dark reality, this money-centric present day story revolves around financial planner Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Bird (Laura Linney) and their family's sudden relocation from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks.

[07/27/16 - 01:11 PM]
Nickelodeon to Feature First Lady Michelle Obama in an All-New Episode of "All in with Cam Newton," Airing Friday, July 29, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
In this episode, Cam Newton takes 10-year old Rosie Smolowitz to the White House to meet First Lady Michelle Obama, who talks to Rosie about her dream of one day becoming President of the United States.

[07/27/16 - 01:02 PM]
Suspense Thriller and Six-Part Television Event "Wolf Creek" to Premiere This October Only on Pop
The TV series stars John Jarratt, who reprises his movie role as the murdering psychopath Mick Taylor, wreaking havoc in the Australian Outback - except this time, things are different.

[07/27/16 - 12:31 PM]
Spike Backs "Bar" Business and Star Jon Taffer
The fifth season of "Bar Rescue" will debut on August 7, with the additional "Back to the Bar" specials airing throughout the "Bar Rescue" run of original episodes on Sunday nights.

[07/27/16 - 11:31 AM]
"The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead" 2016 Comic-Con Trailers Rack Up a Record 25 Million Views in Four Days
Since their release on Friday afternoon in San Diego, the season seven trailer for "The Walking Dead" has notched 17.6 million total views across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and AMC.com.

[07/27/16 - 11:30 AM]
Video: "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" - Date Announcement - Netflix
The four-part event premieres Friday, November 25 on the streaming service.

[07/27/16 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Developing "Peep Show" Series Based on UK Comedy Created by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong
With the original series having aired its ninth and final season for Channel 4 in the UK, series creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong will be consulting producers on the US adaptation.

[07/27/16 - 09:35 AM]
Video: Crackle Releases Extended Trailer and Key Art from Its New Scripted Original Series, "StartUp," Starring Martin Freeman, Adam Brody, Edi Gathegi and Otmara Marrero
Launching Tuesday, September 6, the series is set amongst the unconstrained, yet opportunistic streets of Miami and weaves a complex and exciting narrative, focusing on the high-stakes struggle of what one will do to reach ultimate success.

[07/27/16 - 09:19 AM]
The Wild, Wild West Meets Its Match with Animal Planet's "North Woods Law: Washington State"
The series, formerly known as "Rugged Justice," returns Thursday, August 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/27/16 - 09:05 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Continue Their Reign
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 as well as total viewers.

[07/27/16 - 08:59 AM]
Travel Channel Refreshes Sunday Ratings with Water-Themed Fun
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, July 24.

[07/27/16 - 08:06 AM]
Smithsonian Channel Celebrates National Parks 100th on August 28
The one-hour special tells the story of how this radical idea evolved into an enduring mission shaped by the creativity, resourcefulness and passion of individual Americans.

[07/27/16 - 06:01 AM]
CMT Announces Season Two Pickup of Hit Comedy "Still the King"
The one-hour season finale airs Sunday, August 14 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/26/16 - 01:51 PM]
Bravo Media Delivers a Dramatic Two-Night "Shahs of Sunset" Reunion Airing Tuesday, August 2 at 9PM ET/PT and Wednesday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT
Host Andy Cohen sits down with Reza Farahan, Asa Soltan Rahmati, Mike Shouhed, Mercedes "MJ" Javid, Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi and Shervin Roohparvar to discuss - or debate - this season's most "shah"-king moments.