For the past 20 years Lucia Cottone has flourished in the US and International entrainment business working in Hollywood as a Television Development and Programming Executive were she nourished the business and artistic process of writers, actors, directors and other talented individuals. In mid 2013 an inner calling led Cottone to leave her post as Senior Vice President of Original Programing for the Global Sony Television Network Group to take a hiatus from her career and in that space she decided to pursue a Masters of Arts Degree in Spiritual Psychology. While pursuing this higher level of education, in early 2014 her entrepreneurial spirit lead her to launch KNACK TALENT, Inc. where she has become a one of a kind Creative Consultant. Her vast experience in television development and programing combined with her studies in Spiritual Psychology give her the unique ability to guide, support and coach her clients in achieving optimal creative experiences that result in highly productive practices. And this ultimately results in the balance of their careers, creative desires and personal lives.
In addition to Knack Talent, Cottone’s continued passion in expressing her voice in the content world led her to co-found LA Media 3, an independent production entity, in mid 2015 with partner Anne Thomopoulos. LA Media 3 was born out of a mutual desire to tell stories that touch our collective emotional interests breaking the boundaries of culture, social class and gender to explore our human universality. LA Media 3’s first project is an adaptation of Alisa Valdes’ novel THE DIRTY GIRLS SOCIAL CLUB for Starz.
Lucia holds a Masters of Arts in Spiritual Psychology from University of Santa Monica, a Bachelors of Science in Public Speaking and Television Production from Emerson College in Boston, where she was honored with an Achievement Award in 2007. She also holds a degree in Professional Photography from the New England School of Photography in Boston and has been certified in several coaching modalities. Throughout her career she has been named one of the Top Latino in the Entertainment Industry and was named one of the 20 under 40 Latinos shaping the future of the US by Poder Magazine. Lucia is a founding member of the Hispanic Media Advisory Board for The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a Media Consultant for Taylor’s Gift Foundation, an Ambassador for World Adoption Day and an advisor to Las Fotos Project. She recently became a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post. She was born and raised in Guatemala and now lives in Los Angeles, California. You are bound to find her moving through various airports across the world.