Shana C. Waterman
Shana C. Waterman is Head of Film & Television, Royal Ties Productions, based at Netflix. Prior to that she was Head of Television of Universal-based, One Race TV where she developed The Chronicles of Riddick, a companion series based on the sci-fi, feature trilogy, and co-produced Netflix’s Fast and Furious: Spy Racers. Prior to her tenure at One Race, Waterman served as Senior Vice President, Event Series Development & Production at Fox Broadcasting Company. In this capacity, she commissioned special events and long-form series including 24: Live Another Day, Wayward Pines, Grease Live, People v. OJ: American Crime Story and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Before taking that role, Waterman was Senior Vice President of Current Programming where she oversaw several prime-time, scripted series including House, Glee, Fringe, Raising Hope, Family Guy, American Dad and The Mindy Project. Also while at Fox, Waterman produced the company’s inaugural Seizing Opportunities Forum, spurring dialogue among creative partners about shifting racial and ethnic audience demographics. In addition, she conceived and oversaw the Fox Innovators Group; an internal think tank designed to foster entrepreneurial thought and innovation among Fox employees. For her efforts, Waterman was named a 2014 NAMIC Next Generation Leader, and in 2012 she was awarded a FOX Excellence in Innovation Award for her forward-thinking efforts. Sustaining her ongoing interest in the theater and performing arts, she served as Board Chair of Cornerstone Theater Company and currently sits on the Yale School of Drama Advisory Board. Alongside her professional pursuits, she was a recent member of Angel City Chorale and a Big Brother/Big Sisters mentor. Waterman is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.