Black Girl Magic — NBC Entertainment’s New VP Of Talent Relations
Congratulations to this queen. She’s now among the upper ranks of NBC talent acquisition and relations. Here’s her story.
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA — NBC Entertainment released a statement on October 10 detailing the hire of talent executive Tomii Crump, as the company’s new vice president of talent relations for first-run syndication and the alternative and reality group.
— Realscreen (@realscreen) October 10, 2017
According to the source, the new position will have Tomii Crump overseeing talent and casting for Harry and Access Hollywood Live, as well as for alternative shows such as the upcoming The Awesome Show.
The source mentions that Crump will work closely with programming presidents George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy, who both oversee the first-run syndication group.
Paul Telegdy — President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment — mentions the following statements about Tomii Crump’s professionalism and character.
“Tomii is a remarkable executive who combines creative savvy with great instincts. She has found new faces and started careers, but has also worked with established artists on finding amazing opportunities in unscripted television. She understands the programming ecology of multiple day parts and the audiences we need to reach with our shows. Her skills and her transparency make her an excellent ally for talent at NBC Universal and I know that George and Meredith are as excited as I am to see the impact she will have on our businesses.”
JUST AS A LITTLE BACKGROUND
The source states that Tomii Crump once served as prime-time casting executive for the Disney ABC Television Group.
— Bobby Berk (@bobbyberk) October 1, 2015
During this time, she covering scripted shows for ABC Television Network and ABC Studios.
Likewise, she was vice president of talent development and casting for new and existing daytime shows, including Who Wants to be a Millionaire, The Chew, and Tyra Presents: FABLife.
— Keli Lee (@kcslee) August 5, 2015
As for her responsibilities during previous positions, Crump selected and developed daytime personalities who were molded within Disney’s ABC networks, syndications, and digital platforms.
However, before her time at ABC, Crump also worked as the director of development at Telepictures Productions.
There, she cast and launched daytime talk show The Real with hosts Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Adrienne Bailon.
— The Real (@TheRealDaytime) October 11, 2017
And to add more credentials to her resume, Tomii also served as manager of original programming and production at TV Land and development executive at BBC Worldwide Productions.
MORE THAN QUALIFIED
So, Tomii Crump will assuredly handle whatever NBC Entertainment decides to toss in her direction.
She’s worked and put in the years to get to where she is today.
That’s a long-standing entertainment history of Black girl magic!
All in all, let us know your thoughts about her new promotion. Do you think there were be more Black talent to showcase via NBC? Feel free to share your comments via our Facebook page.
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