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Janine Jones-Clark

Senior Vice President Global Talent Development & Inclusion Universal Filmed Entertainment Group
Janine Jones-Clark is Senior Vice President, Global Talent Development & Inclusion for the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG), reporting to Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley. In this role, she is responsible for building upon the studio’s legacy of attracting and developing an inclusive talent pool.

As part of the senior leadership team, Jones-Clark implements strategies for the Studio’s inclusion and diversity efforts for Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes, working closely with both creative production and human resources teams. Additionally, Jones-Clark is responsible for developing and overseeing creative diversity initiatives and partnerships including the Universal Writers Program, the Universal Directors Intensive, the Sundance Institute FilmTwo Initiative and the AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Workforce strategies include partnerships with NBCUniversal’s Employee Resource Groups, Executive Search team, Page and Campus 2 Career pipeline programs.

Before joining Universal in 2017, Jones-Clark was part of Disney | ABC’s Creative Talent Development & Inclusion team, where she led both the writing and directing programs. Her varied television background includes careers in current programming, scripted and unscripted development, production and publicity. She spent several years at The WB Television Network where she served as Vice President of Primetime Publicity before segueing to Vice President of Current Programming.

A native of Los Angeles, Jones-Clark graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications-Journalism and a minor in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.