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Pearlena Igbokwe

53 Years
Full Name
Pearlena Igbokwe
Media Executive
Lagos State, Nigeria

Pearlena Igbokwe Biography

Pearlena Igbokwe is the Chairman of Universal Studio Group which is a division of NBCUniversal. The Nigerian-born veteran Executive Producer is not only believed to be the first "Igbo" to head a major US television studio, but also the first African-American female to assume the position. She took over from Indian-American, Bela Bajaria, who was president up until her exit last month. She is responsible for NBCUniversal's three powerhouse studios: Universal Television, Universal Content Productions (UCP), and NBCUniversal International Studios. At present, she oversees the production of over 2500 hours of programming currently airing or streaming around the globe and manages a slate of ambitious storytellers including Tina Fey, Seth MacFarlane, Amy Poehler, Dick Wolf, Lorne Michaels, Michael Schur, Nahnatchka Khan, Sam Esmail, Julie Plec, Larry Wilmore, Debra Martin Chase, Gareth Neame, Alan Yang, David Heyman, Sean Hayes, and Tanya Saracho, among numerous others. When she was with 'Showtime', one of her several big contributions was her involvement in developing the pilot and overseeing every season of "Dexter", Showtime's most popular show. She was one of Multichannel News "Wonder Women" in the year 2010. She has also appeared previously in Hollywood Reporter's "Top 35 under 35", as well as in Ebony and Black Enterprise's "Top 50 Showbiz Players".

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