Former Univision President of Entertainment Lourdes Díaz will now lead the production division of AGC Studios.
She will oversee all of the company’s scripted, non-scripted, non-fiction and digital television activity.
Díaz joined Univision in November 2016 and exited the company in May. According to Univision, her position was eliminated and Jessica Rodriguez, President and COO of UCI Networks, now leads entertainment.
While at Univision, Díaz helped the network diversify its entertainment content and worked closely with Televisa, Netflix, Globo, Endemol, and other partners on all scripted and non-scripted formats and specials for UCI.
She was previously Head of Global Production and Development at Comedy Central International from 2012 to 2014, where she commissioned all scripted and non-scripted productions and oversaw their development. She was the Executive Producer of international scripted and unscripted series and shows such as “I Live with Models,” “Brotherhood,” and “Wasteman.”
Before Comedy Central, Díaz was VP, Primetime Programming at NBC and Universal Media Studios. She also served as Executive Producer for multiple NBC comedies and dramas, including House, Parenthood, Harry’s Law, Whitney, Perfect Couples and The Office.
Prior to NBC, Díaz founded Agua Entertainment Group (AEG) specializing in Latin Market Strategy for television and film, as well as creative and film development for over six years. She also worked as Head of Creative Affairs for Green Moon Productions, a company formed and operated by Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith from 1998 to 2003.
About AGC Studios: Accelerated Global Content was founded and launched by Chairman and CEO Stuart Ford in February 2018 as an independent film and television production and licensing company with dual headquarters in Los Angeles and London. The new studio has a wide-ranging multicultural focus, designed for exploitation across global platforms.
Aside from traditional Hollywood output, dedicated sub-divisions within AGC Productions is focused on generating material for Latino and Urban audiences as well as music-driven IP.
AGC Studios is initially backed by three key strategic investors: Latin American private asset management firm MediaNet Partners; Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Symantec CEO and founder and chairman of Fibonacci Films, Greg Clark; and Image Nation Abu Dhabi, one of the leading media and entertainment companies in the Arabic-speaking world.
Chief Operating Officer Miguel Palos is also a stakeholder in and co-founder of the business with Ford.