Showtime alum Dianne Hatlestad has joined NBC Entertainment as veep of talent management.
The hire reunites Hatlestad with NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt and PR topper Richard Licata, who both worked with her at Showtime. She reports to Rebecca Marks, NBC Entertainment’s exec veep of publicity.
“Dianne’s expertise in talent relations is second to none,” Licata said. “She has a miraculous way of balancing the needs of the network and the artists who produce the shows — critical skills in shaping a brand.”
Hatlestad served as director of talent relations for Showtime from 2006 until January. Before that, she worked as a story editor and development exec for Montreal-based Incendo Media. Earlier in her career, she spent eight years as a creative exec and manager for Norman Jewison’s Yorktown Prods.