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.