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Coffee & Career Advice from NBC Co-Presidents, Lisa Katz & Tracey Pakosta

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Enjoy coffee and receive career advice from NBC Co-Presidents, Lisa Katz & Tracey Pakosta in Los Angeles!

Liza Katz joined NBC as EVP and head of Drama in July 2016, ahead of the launch of This Is Us which she had developed in her previous role as SVP, Drama Development at 20th Century Fox TV. Over the last year and a half, Katz has been overseeing the buying and development of all one-hour projects as well as shepherding the pilots and first seasons of all new dramas for NBC. She developed freshman military drama The Brave as well as the upcoming midseason series Good Girls from Jenna Bans and Rise from Jason Katims. During her 12-year tenure at 20th TV, Katz also developed Lee Daniels’ and Danny Strong’s hit drama Empire for Fox as well as Fox’s Bones, Star, Sleepy Hollow and Lie to Me and CBS’ The Unit. Katz started her career at Brillstein-Grey where she worked for seven years on both comedy and drama series, including The Sopranos, Just Shoot Me, and The Steve Harvey Show.

Tracey Pakosta has been at NBCUniversal since 2011. She started as EVP and head of Comedy for Universal Television before being recruited to run the comedy department at the network in 2015. During her time at NBC, Pakosta developed The Good Place and Superstore, which have defined NBC’s new comedy brand, as well as the upcoming A.P. Bio and Champions. At Universal TV, Pakosta shepherded award-winning comedies Brooklyn Nine-Nine for FoxThe Mindy Project for Fox/Hulu and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for Netflix. Before joining Uni TV, Pakosta was a partner at Green Mountain West, Craig Ferguson’s production company for CBS TV Studios, which included a first-look development deal at CBS. She previously served as EVP of Comedy Development at The WB where she co-ran the comedy department and developed such series as Reba, What I Like About You and The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.

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