In 2018, Kelly Edwards was promoted to HBO’s SVP of Talent Development, overseeing all diversity programs above and below the line for series, films, Cinemax and miniseries. The pilots she has produced through the HBOAccess Writing and Directing Fellowships have screened at major film festivals and garnered multiple awards. Prior to HBO, Edwards was a key corporate diversity executive at NBCUniversal for over five years where she introduced diverse creative talent to NBC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and Telemundo. Edwards graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Theater. Earlier this year, she received awards for excellence from both the AAFCA and WICF. She currently sits on the Board of Advisors for the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and serves as the President of the non-profit organization Colour Entertainment.