Lucia Cottone is a veteran Hollywood network and studio television development executive. In that role, she has nourished the business and artistic process of writers, actors, directors and other talented individuals in and out of the corporate suite.
In mid-2013, Cottone left her post as Senior Vice President of Original Programming for the Global Sony Television Network Group to pursue a Masters of Arts Degree in Spiritual Psychology, which followed certifications in several coaching modalities. This advanced degree paved the way for her launch of Knack Talent, where she is a Creative Consultant. Lucia’s vast experience across multiple sectors gives her the unique ability to guide individuals and organizations in developing their human capital.
Lucia has been named one of the “Top Latinos in the Entertainment Industry” by many leading organizations and was named one of the “20 under 40 Latinos Shaping the Future of the US” by Poder Magazine. She is a founding member of the Hispanic Media Advisory Board for The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, an advisor to the board for Taylor’s Gift Foundation and a founding member and executive coach for iConexion, a national collective of aspiring Latino social entrepreneurs, public and private sector executives and tech disruptors. She is also a blogger for the Huffington Post.
In addition to her Masters of Art, Lucia holds a Bachelors of Science in Public Speaking and Television Production from Emerson College, where she was honored with an Achievement Award, and a degree in Professional Photography from the New England School of Photography. She was born and raised in Guatemala and lives in Los Angeles, California.