Jocelyn Diaz Joins Disney Studios as VP, Production

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The former HBO and ABC exec will help develop the studio's live-action production slate under production president Sean Bailey.

Jocelyn Diaz has joined Disney Studios’ live-action production team as vp, production.

Diaz, who will report directly to production president Sean Bailey, comes to the film world after some extensive experience in TV.

She was most recently head of drama and vp, series and development for HBO Television, where her responsibilities ranged from overseeing the development slate and production to writer and director hires to casting.

Before that Diaz acted as vice president, primetime drama series and development for ABC Television, where she handled upwards of 500 pitches a year, bought and developed upwards of 90 scripts each development cycle, and staffed and developed 12 to 16 pilots each year.

Disney is hoping to capitalize on her abilities to discover new talent and cultivate relationships.

Her credits include Boardwalk Empire, Big Love, Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, and Ugly Betty.

In 2010 she was named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s “35 Under 35” and she began her entertainment career as a literary agent assistant at ICM.