Samata Narra is Senior Vice President, Equity and Inclusion, Content Strategy, WarnerMedia. She is responsible for building innovative tools and creative solutions to help facilitate the advancement of diversity in our storytelling globally.
Since joining WarnerMedia in May of 2020, Narra has been involved in creating tools that are in service of our talent and content across the enterprise. By identifying critical moments in the content life cycle, she drives targeted effort that deploy seamless systems, which facilitate connection and creativity. She has designed programs and systems that support executives and producers at every stage of the creative development and production process. By working closely with external experts her aim is to build creative leadership capabilities and expand access to staffing resources, subject matter experts, development executives, and emerging talent.
Prior to joining WarnerMedia, she was Senior Vice President of Comedy Development and Current Programming for FOX where she developed and oversaw live action and animated comedy series. While there, she had the pleasure of working with the creative forces behind “The Last Man on Earth,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “New Girl,” “Bob’s Burgers,” and “The Mindy Project.”
Narra also spent a part of her career in representation at Fineman Entertainment and The William Morris Agency. While at Fineman, she developed the series “Lights Out” for FX and produced the Emmy-nominated romantic comedy documentary, “Meet the Patels.”
She is on the board of Film2Future, a non-profit providing equitable access to the entertainment industry for underrepresented LA youth. Her other board work includes Colour Entertainment and South Asian Women in Entertainment (SAWIE).
Narra is a native of Pikeville, Kentucky and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing from the Boston University School of Management.