NBCU ups inclusivity exec Janine Jones-Clark to EVP, expands remit

NBCUniversal has promoted diversity exec Janine Jones-Clark to EVP of inclusion for both talent and content, across film, television and streaming.

In her new position, Jones-Clark will work across the entire NBCU content portfolio to help develop programs that promote inclusion both in front of and behind the camera.

She will also continue to fulfil her role as head of diversity, inclusion and equity strategies for Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, which she joined in 2017, reporting to Donna Langley. Jones-Clark will now also report to Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBCU television and streaming and Pearlena Igbokwe, the recently appointed chairman of Universal Studio Group.

“Janine and her team have elevated Universal’s inclusion efforts with a focus on increasing diverse storytelling and creating industry-first opportunties for underrepresented voices,” said Langley.

“As a direct result of Janine’s leadership, we have more inclusive voices in our industry who are leading the way. I am thrilled that she will be uniting the content portfolios, continuing to drive progress and develop strategy for systemic change that benefits our organisation and the broader media landscape.”

“We’ve admired the initiatives that Janine has cultivated with Donna at UFEG and are excited to bring her expertise to the entire NBCUniversal Entertainment portfolio,” added Lazarus and Igbokwe in a joint statement.

“We are committed to supporting the next generation of changemakers and storytellers, ensuring diversity in our workforce and on our productions, and providing access to our industry through mentorship and training programs. With Janine’s expertise, and a collaborative strategy across our businesses, we can further impact our culture in a positive and meaningful way.”

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