Participants

JANDIZ CARDOSO

Senior Director, Talent Development Inclusion, NBCUniversal

Jandiz has been working in casting for close to two decades. During her tenure as an independent casting director, she worked on films such as GREEN ZONE and THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU with Matt Damon, as well as films with several major studios including Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros., New Line and Screen Gems. She also worked the pilot for THE BLACKLIST and the final season of 30 ROCK, among other TV series. For the past five years, she executive produced the NBCUniversal Short Film Festival that celebrates diversity in entertainment and awards two NBC talent holding deals to actors every year. Currently she is the executive producer of StandUp NBC, the network’s annual nationwide search for diverse comedians whose alumni include Lil Rel Howery (GET OUT), Deon Cole (BLACK-ISH) and Dulce Sloan (THE DAILY SHOW). Voted Backstage Magazine’s Readers Choice Award for Audition Coach of the Year along with other honors, Jandiz is a proud member of the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences and Casting Society of America.