Poppins Speaker Erica Diaz-Gant - Realscreen Summit 2023

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MONDAY, JANUARY 27 - THURSDAY, JANUARY 30
SHERATON NEW ORLEANS
Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2023

Speaker Erica Diaz-Gant


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Erica Diaz-Gant

Vice President Development

ID, Warner Bros. Discovery

As the vice president of development for ID , Erica Diaz-Gant is charged with conceptualizing and creating content for television’s preeminent true crime destination. In 2022 to date, ID ranks #5 for Women 25-54 in Total Day (#6 for W18-49). Diaz-Gant is tasked with creating breakthrough and thought-provoking new content in the booming true crime space across all platforms including linear, streaming and podcasts. ID is available in more than 160 countries and territories (including the U.S.), and delivers hundreds of original premiere hours a year of mystery and suspense programming that fully immerses and engages audiences.

Diaz-Gant is responsible for developing gripping true crime content to feed a robust pipeline layered with content ranging from core true crime series to active investigations and social-issue oriented programming. Since her tenure at ID began, Diaz-Gant has been responsible for the conceptualization and development of several hit ID series and specials including “The Atlanta Child Murders,” “Children of the Snow,” and the active investigation series which brings preeminent victims’ rights advocate, John Walsh, to ID’s air with “In Pursuit with John Walsh.” Since the series premiered in January 2019 on ID, 46 featured fugitives have been brought to justice and almost two dozen missing children have been recovered. Gearing up for the future of true crime, Diaz-Gant has helped to reimagine ID’s fan-favorite star Lt. Joe Kenda for streaming, with the discovery+ launch original series, “American Detective with Lt. Joe Kenda” and a trilogy of Homicide Hunter specials.

Diaz-Gant spearheads ID’s podcast initiative, developing original content for ID’s true crime podcast slate, including: “The Clown & The Candyman” podcast with a companion discovery+ streaming special, the “Mind of a Monster” serial killer franchise with Dr. Michelle Ward.

Prior to joining Discovery in 2017, Diaz-Gant was the executive in charge of the longest-running crime series on the Oxygen Network, “Snapped,” and developed and produced their second longest-running crime series, “Killer Couples.” During her tenure at NBC Universal, she developed original content including “She Made Me Do It,” “#KillerPost,” and the “Snapped: Notorious” franchise.

Diaz-Gant is based in Warner Bros. Discovery’s New York office.

Speaking on: SPEED PITCHING; GENRE JAMS - TRUE CRIME; 30 MINUTES WITH: ERICA DIAZ-GANT, INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

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