Jada Miranda, 35 SVP, Drama Development NBC Universal
Miranda joined NBC in 2010 after an eight year producing and programming career at HBO. Currently at NBC she oversees 30+ projects in development. Before joining NBC, she served as executive producer of the HBO series How to Make it in America and remains a consultant for the series now in its second season.
Miranda first joined HBO in 2003 and quicky folded into development of several half-hour programs including George Clooneyâ€™s, K Street, Unscripted, Sex and the Cityâ€™s sixth and final season and The Comeback, starring Lisa Kudrow. But it was Entourage, the first pilot she oversaw for HBO, that became a comedy hit for the pay-cabler for seven seasons. She also spearheaded HBOâ€™s acquisition and co-production of the comedy Extras, which garnered a Golden Globe for Outstanding Comedy Series and Best Actor Emmy for Ricky Gervais. Miranda eventually served as co-head of HBO comedy programming for many years before segueing into a production deal of her own at the pay-cabler.
Miranda has served as a mentor alum of the Emma Bowen Foundation, an organization dedicated to minority advocacy in the arts. She has also been a tutor for Adult Project Literacy, Los Angeles and mentors writers through NBCâ€™s Writers on the Verge program.