Our Mission

NBCU LAUNCH believes in the power of authentic and inclusive storytelling in building empathy and the power of seeing yourself represented on screen in evoking a feeling of empowerment.

At our core, we cultivate, curate, and elevate the next generation of storytellers for our viewers to experience these inspirational and aspirational moments.  We work to create lasting and meaningful change in the television industry by giving underrepresented voices access to substantive opportunities in front and behind the camera through our talent development programs, staffing practices across our breadth of programming and partnerships with key advocacy organizations.

Our efforts extend across the entertainment networks in the NBCU Television and Streaming portfolio – NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA, and Peacock – as well as Universal Studio Group – which comprises four powerhouse studios, Universal Television, Universal Content Productions (UCP), Universal International Studios and Universal Television Alternative Studio.

Talent Spotlight

Dinh Thai

NBCUniversal TV Directors Program ‘19 – New Amsterdam

I owe my livelihood to the team who run the TV Directors Program! They're a family of champions who used their thoughtfulness and experience to kick start my career. With their guidance, I successfully directed my first episode of New Amsterdam, which led to Wu-Tang: An American Saga, The Good Doctor, and back to New Amsterdam. It's been a great honor to be part of their mission.

Recent News & Announcements

April 19, 2022 - Variety

Writers Guild Initiative Unveils TV Support Staff Training Program

April 11, 2022 - Deadline

NBCU Academy, NBC News Studios Set Participants For 2nd Annual Original Voices Fellowship

March 31, 2022 - Motion Picture Association

Getting Intentional With Jeanne Mau, SVP of TV Programming Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at NBCUniversal