40 Rising Stars 40 & Under

JadaMiranda

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 Clooney’s, K Street, Unscripted, Sex and the City’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 HBO’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 NBC’s Writers on the Verge program.

Jada Miranda, 35

SVP, Drama Development

NBC Universal

Miranda joined NBC in 2010 after an eight year producing…