Speaker Kathryn Tyus-Adair

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Kathryn Tyus-Adair

SVP Original Programming


Kathryn Tyus-Adair is Senior Vice President of Original Programming at Starz where she has recently championed, developed and overseen the production of series: BMF, Blindspotting, Run The World, The Serpent Queen, Step Up and Vida.  She has also developed and served as a production executive on Outlander, Power and The Spanish Princess.  Before joining Starz, Kathryn oversaw TV and film development and production for industry icons Robert Redford, Halle Berry and Don Cheadle. With Cheadle, she was a producer of the Bill Murray film St. Vincent, as well as an executive on Showtime's House of Lies and on the Sony Pictures Classics’ Irish film The Guard, starring Brendan Gleeson.  Kathryn’s earlier television work included series development for Sesame Street producers Children's Television Workshop. She later championed acclaimed Showtime series Soul Food and the films Barbershop and Men of Honor for writer/director George Tillman's State Street Pictures.

Prior to joining Starz, Kathryn segued to the buyer side of the business as a Drama Development executive for NBCUniversal's UTV Studios, selling and developing series across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.

Speaking on: Speed Meetings with Buyers

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.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures
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