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Mimi Blanchard

Senior Director, Current Programming

BET Networks

Mimi Blanchard has worked in entertainment in some capacity her entire life. Spending  her early career as a performer at Disneyland, she decided to retire her jazz shoes and move on to the world of television.

Her television career has spanned twenty years and has included unscripted development and current programming, home entertainment, short form & digital content and independent film acquisition.  

She is currently Sr. Director of Unscripted Programming at the Viacom-owned cable network BET, where she has spent the last decade plus developing and producing game changing & culturally relevant series, films and specials; as well as being a driving force for the company’s focus on growing & nurturing emerging talent and bringing new and creative voices into the workroom.


Speaking on: 30 Minutes With: BET

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
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