BreakFEAST with NBC’s Talent Development & Inclusion Division
BrainStation, 460 King Street West (Entrance on Spadina Avenue)
October 21, 9:30am–11:00am
For Industry and Guest Delegate Passholders Only. Limited Capacity.
imagineNATIVE’s popular morning industry session continues! NBC Entertainment is at the forefront of discovering emerging talent, both in front of and behind the camera. The Talent Development & Inclusion team oversees over 20 programs to identify diverse storytellers, groom them for success and provide a platform to showcase their work. NBC’s Karen Horne and Grace Moss provide an overview of these programs and tips for success for Indigenous content creators.
Executive Director of Entertainment Diversity Initiatives, Grace Moss
Grace Moss is the Director of Entertainment Diversity Initiatives for NBC Entertainment. In this role, she oversees multiple programs that focus on discovering, cultivating and showcasing talented writers and directors of diverse backgrounds, with the objective of getting them staffed on NBC's scripted programs. Grace also manages outreach efforts nationwide and develops relationships with community partners, such as the National Hispanic Media Coalition, Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment and East West Players. Before coming to NBC, Grace a Development Executive at the Style Network, where she oversaw new series in production, from initial pitch to delivery. Prior to her stint at the Style Network, Grace worked as a Producer and Director on a plethora of unscripted shows on a variety of networks, including MTV, VH1, TLC and NBC.
Grace has been actively involved with numerous organizations, including Asian Pacific Americans@NBCUniversal, where she serves as a Chapter Leader, and Filipinos in Hollywood, where she acts as the Co-Chair. She was a selected participant for Comcast’s Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics and Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Rising Leaders Program in 2012, the National Association of Multiethnicities in Communications (NAMIC) Leadership Seminar in 2011 and, most recently, the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute Corporate Athlete Training Program in 2016. She also won Comcast's Ingenuity Award in 2008 for her contributions to the Style Network. Grace is a member of the Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) and Visual Communications, where she has contributed as a panelist in their annual C3 Conference.
Grace graduated from UCLA with a BA in English and Minor in Asian American Studies.