Lucia Cottone is a veteran Hollywood television development executive. Her last corporate post was as SVP Original Programming for the Global Sony TV Network Group. After years nourishing the business and artistic process of writers, actors, directors and other talented individuals by overseeing the scripted development and current programming slates at various companies- Lifetime Television Networks, NBC Universal Television Studio supporting USA Network and SYFY Channel, Telemundo Networks among others - an inner calling led Cottone to take a hiatus from her career to pursue a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology. Lucia’s diverse background, coupled with her experience in creative development and communication, propelled her to launch Knack Talent, were she currently supports individuals and organizations in developing their human capital by blueprinting and building high yield intellectual property.
Lucia has been named one of the “Top Latinos in the Entertainment Industry” by 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 (Power To Decide), an advisor to the board for Taylor’s Gift Foundation, an ambassador to Wordl Adoption Day 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.
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.