Director, Talent Development & Inclusion
Grace Moss is the Director of Talent Development & Inclusion for NBC Entertainment. In this role, she oversees multiple programs that focus on discovering, cultivating and showcasing talented writers and directors of diverse backgrounds, with the objective of getting them staffed on NBC’s scripted programs. Grace also manages nationwide outreach efforts and develops relationships with community partners, such as the National Hispanic Media Coalition, Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment and East West Players. Before coming to NBC, Grace a Development Executive at the Style Network, where she oversaw new series in production, from initial pitch to delivery. Prior to her stint at the Style Network, Grace worked as a Producer and Director on a plethora of unscripted shows on a variety of networks, including MTV, VH1, TLC and NBC.
Grace has been actively involved with numerous organizations, including Asian Pacific Americans@NBCUniversal, where she serves as a Hub Leader, and Filipino Hollywood Mafia, where she acts as the Co-Chair. She was a selected participant for Comcast’s Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP), Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Rising Leaders Program, the National Association of Multiethnicities in Communications (NAMIC) Leadership Seminar and, most recently, the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute Corporate Athlete Training Program. She also received Comcast’s Ingenuity Award in 2008 for her contributions to the Style Network.
Grace graduated from UCLA with a BA in English and Minor in Asian American Studies.✖
Senior Director, Talent Development & Inclusion
Jandiz has worked on pilots and series with networks including AMC, ABC, CBS, Starz, SpikeTV and MTV, as well as tentpolling films with feature studios including Disney, WB, Paramount, Universal, NewLine and Screen Gems. In 2010, she joined NBCUniversal’s New York casting office, covering all pilots, and serving as Associate on the last season of the Emmy Award Winning series, 30 Rock. In 2013, Jandiz wrote the foreword for the acclaimed resource book, “Actors Choice: Monologues for Teens, Volume 2.” She was Voted “Backstage Magazine’s” Reader’s Choice Award for Audition Coach of the Year, along with other honors. Upcoming films include SEVENTH SON starring Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, and Ben Barnes.✖
Brenda Saucedo is a Coordinator in the Talent Development & Inclusion Department. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton as a Cinema & TV Art major. During her years in the industry she has worked for companies such as Telemundo, Univision, KTLA & Ogilvy. Brenda has a passion for storytelling and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion.✖
Amanda Thompson is the new Coordinator in the Talent Development & Inclusion Department. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and later started working in the freelance world as a Line Producer’s Assistant, then landed at Disney Channel Worldwide. Amanda was in charge of handling talent credentials and submissions for Radio Disney Music Awards and High School Musical 10 year Reunion Special. After three years, Amanda moved on to Safehouse Pictures where later she transitioned to work part-time at Bluecat Screenplay and Brown A.M.E Church.✖