Creative Talent Development Staff

Manager

Liz Kelly

Creative Talent Development & Inclusion
Disney General Entertainment Content

Liz Kelly is Manager of Creative Talent Development & Inclusion at Disney General Entertainment Content. In this role, she works with the network, studio, and streamers to staff writers, directors, and PAs across ABC, ABC Signature, 20th TV, Freeform, Disney Branded Television, FX, Nat Geo, and Hulu’s scripted television shows. She manages the industry-leading Disney Writing Program, Disney Directing Program, and Disney PA Program. She has staffed talent on AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, THE ROOKIE, A MILLION LITTLE THINGS, MOTHERLAND, THE GOLDBERGS, STATION 19, THE CONNERS, RAVEN’S HOME, and BLACK-ISH, among other scripted series. Prior to Disney, Liz worked for 6 years at Fox, most recently as Associate Director of Production and Development Labs – Film & TV, for 21CF Global Inclusion. Liz staffed writers and directors on FOX's scripted television shows, including THE GIFTED, THE COOL KIDS, LUCIFER, LAST MAN ON EARTH, THE EXORCIST, THE RESIDENT, and LETHAL WEAPON, among others. She managed the Fox Writers Lab, Fox Directors Lab, Fox DP Lab, and Fox Filmmakers Lab, tracked and maintained network diversity statistics regarding on-air and behind-the-camera creative talent, and managed the department’s partnerships and sponsorships with non-profits and film and TV festivals. Liz has been a judge, script reader, and panelist for numerous film and TV festivals across the country, including the Tribeca Film Festival, New York Television Festival, Austin Film Festival, ATX Television Festival, SeriesFest Denver, CAAMFest San Francisco, San Diego Latino Film Festival, NALIP Media Summit, LA Skins Fest, Outfest, BlackStar Philadelphia Film Festival, and Humanitas New Voices. In 2017, she was invited to be part of Creative Artists Agency’s “Amplify: Next Gen” group of up-and-coming entertainment artists, agents, and executives. Liz is a member of the Hollywood Radio & Television Society. She has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from UCLA and is a graduate of UCLA School of Theater Film & Television’s graduate-level Professional Program in Screenwriting.