SVP, Program Strategy and Acquisitions, TV One
Guthman knows programming, having negotiated over 250 programming deals in her 15 years in the television industry. She also knows a hit, expanding “R&B Divas” with “R&B Divas LA.” With TV doubling its original programming over the past 12 months, the self-described TV junkie is searching for more, with a mission to provide women and African Americans an opportunity to see themselves as multidimensional heroes in their stories. Where is the cable industry falling short on the multicultural spectrum? “There is a lack of diversity when it comes to the sales force selling content both domestically and internationally,” she says.