Lauren Corrao — Executive Producer

Lauren Corrao was most recently co-president of Tornante TV (BoJack Horseman, Undone, Tuca & Bertie), an independent studio owned by former Disney CEO Michael Eisner. From 2010 to 2012, Corrao partnered with Ellen DeGeneres and served as president of their production company, A Very Good Production, with a deal at Warner Brothers Studio developing network television shows. Before that, Corrao spent eight years at Comedy Central (2002-2010), rising to the role of president, original programming and development. During her tenure, Corrao raised the bar by attracting A-list talent to the network, providing a platform for them to succeed by offering creative freedom and guidance to help find their true voice and perfect format. Under her purview, the network saw the highest ratings in its history with shows like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Chappelle's Show, RENO 911!, The Sarah Silverman Program, Tosh.0 and Workaholics. Animated series she developed were Drawn Together, Kid Notorious, Lil' Bush and Ugly Americans. She also managed the network's talent and events staff, who were responsible for identifying and developing the next generation of comedy stars and producing the channel's special event programming such as the Emmy®-nominated Comedy Central Roast franchise, the star-studded Night of Too Many Stars autism benefit and the network's one-hour stand-up specials. Prior to joining Comedy Central in July 2002, Corrao and her partner Peter Tolan secured a production deal at Touchstone Television, where she served as executive producer on several projects, including the critically acclaimed series The Job, starring Denis Leary. Previously, Corrao spent an illustrious four years at Fox Broadcasting Co. serving as vice president of comedy development and vice president of alternative and late night development, where she established such hits as That 70's Show, MAD TV and King of the Hill. Corrao began her television career at MTV, where she rose to the rank of vice president and executive producer and began the network's first non-music program development department. She oversaw the development and production of such shows as the groundbreaking reality series The Real World, The State, The Ben Stiller Show and The Jon Stewart Show. Corrao graduated from Brown University with a BA in semiotics. She has been a Women's Leadership Program mentor since 2008. She served on the Steering Committee for Brown's Women's Leadership Council's 125 Years of Women at Brown Conference in May 2017 (with esteemed alumnae speakers Janet Yellen, Cecile Richards, Maggie Hasson and Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage), and served as co-chair of the WLC's programming committee.

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