With Fuse’s relaunch and new network FM to debut later this year, Ramirez has a lot on her plate. She’s especially proud of the multiyear partnership she helped score with comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias this year. “He’s an amazingly powerful comedian that breaks stereotypes, unites cultures and is a bonafide global star, appearing to sold out crowds from Madison Square Garden to Saudi Arabia,” she says. Other content she’s bringing to Fuse includes “Transcendent,” a docu-series on what it’s like to be transgender in America today. A colleague credits Ramirez with the special knack of exploring underground culture and bringing it to the forefront.
What’s your biggest professional accomplishment in the past 12 months?
Spearheading the Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias multiyear partnership with Fuse networks. He’s an amazingly powerful comedian that breaks stereotypes, unites cultures and is a bonafide global star, appearing to sold out crowds from Madison Square Garden to Saudi Arabia.
Best business advice you’ve received?
I had a college professor who told me after I landed my first Hollywood job, “Don’t sleep way your way to the middle.” In all serious, he also said, “Put your head down and do the work, the hard work nobody else wants or can do but you.”
How do you define diversity?
Diversity is no longer just about ethnicity, race, sexual preference, culture or sex, it’s about POV. I believe as a culture we are evolving to be united by our individuality. We have so many choices because of the growth of technology. That makes creating content challenging and yet, as hard as it is, I love looking at this challenge everyday in hopes of evolving our network POV.