NBC Entertainment has tapped talent exec Tomii Crump to the newly created position of vice-president of talent relations for its unscripted programming.
In her new role, Crump (pictured) will manage talent and casting for syndicated shows including Harry and Access Hollywood Live, as well as for alternative shows including the forthcoming The Awesome Show.
Crump will work closely with presidents George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy, who jointly oversee the first-run syndication group, as well as Meredith Ahr, president of Universal Television Alternative Studio.
Prior to joining NBC, Crump served as primetime casting executive for the Disney ABC Television Group, covering scripted shows for both ABC Television Network and ABC Studios. Crump also served as VP of talent development and casting for new and existing daytime shows including “Who Wants to be a Millionaire, The Chew and FABLife. The exec also elected and developed daytime personalities who were cultivated across Disney’s ABC network, syndication and digital platforms.
Before her time at ABC, Crump held the position of director of development at Telepictures Productions, where she cast and launched the daytime talk show The Real with hosts Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon. She also served as manager of original programming and production at TV Land and development executive at BBC Worldwide Productions.
“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,” says Telegdy, in a statement. “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 NBCUniversal and I know that George and Meredith are as excited as I am to see the impact she will have on our businesses.”
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