HOLLYWOOD — NBC Studios exec Lisa Leingang has shed her suit to become a New York-based producer.
Leingang will remain based at NBC Studios, however, where she’ll scout out Gotham-based writers and actors to develop new programming.
Leingang had been vice president of primetime series at NBC Studios. She most recently served as an initial executive producer earlier this year on the new latenight Peacock entry “Last Call With Carson Daly.”
“Lisa is well-known to have one of the best eyes for talent in the business,” NBC Studios prexy Ted Harbert said. “We’re thrilled to have her in New York representing NBC Studios.”
Leingang first joined NBC Studios in 1998 as director of primetime series. While at the in-house production unit, she launched and exec produced the standup comedy skein “Late Friday,” oversaw current comedy series and developed pilots with Jonathan Groff, Nancy Pimental and others.
Before that, Leingang was manager of talent and development at MTV Networks, where she worked on “The Blame Game” and “Super Adventure Team.” Her credits also include stints as a talent exec at HBO, working with the cabler on the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival and series such as “One Night Stand.”