Disney General Entertainment Content Writing Program (formerly ABC/Disney Writing Program)
Liz Kelly is Manager of Creative Talent Development & Inclusion at Walt Disney Television. In this role, she works with Disney’s networks, studios, and streaming platforms to staff writers, directors, and BTL crew across ABC, ABC Signature, Freeform, Disney Channel, FX, 20th, Nat Geo, Disney+ and Hulu’s scripted television shows. She manages the industry-leading Disney General Entertainment Content Writing Program, Disney Directing Program, and Disney PA Program. She has staffed talent on AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, THE ROOKIE, A MILLION LITTLE THINGS, MOTHERLAND, THE GOLDBERGS, STATION 19, FOR LIFE, RAVEN’S HOME, and BLACK-ISH, among other scripted series. Prior to Disney, Kelly worked for 6 years at Fox, most recently as Associate Director of Production and Development Labs – Film & TV, for 21CF Global Inclusion. Kelly staffed writers and directors on FOX's scripted television shows, including THE GIFTED, THE COOL KIDS, LUCIFER, LAST MAN ON EARTH, THE EXORCIST, THE RESIDENT, and LETHAL WEAPON, among others. She managed the Fox Writers Lab, Fox Directors Lab, Fox DP Lab, and Fox Filmmakers Lab, tracked and maintained network diversity statistics regarding on-air and behind-the-camera creative talent, and managed the department’s partnerships and sponsorships with non-profits and film and TV festivals. Kelly has been a judge, script reader, or panelist for numerous film and TV festivals across the country, including the Tribeca Film Festival, New York Television Festival, Austin Film Festival, ATX Television Festival, SeriesFest Denver, CAAMFest San Francisco, San Diego Latino Film Festival, NALIP Media Summit, LA Skins Fest, Outfest, BlackStar Philadelphia Film Festival, and Humanitas New Voices. In 2017, she was invited to be part of Creative Artists Agency’s “Amplify: Next Gen” group of up-and-coming entertainment artists, agents, and executives. Kelly is a member of the Hollywood Radio & Television Society. She has a BA from UCLA and is a graduate of UCLA School of Theater Film & Television’s graduate-level Professional Program in Screenwriting.