Ex-Univision Exec Tapped to Lead AGC Television


Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios has enlisted Lourdes Diaz, most recently the president of entertainment at Univision Communications, to run its television division.

Prior to her time at the U.S. Hispanic broadcaster, Diaz was head of global production and development for the Comedy Central international channels. She also formerly worked at NBC and ran her own venture, Agua Entertainment Group. “Lourdes’ impressively deep resume, with her extensive experience across hour-long dramas, mini-series, scripted and unscripted comedy in multiple formats, international co-productions and multicultural content make her a perfect fit for what we hope will be a diverse and prolific AGC Television output over the coming years,” Ford said.

Diaz added, “I look forward to joining Stuart and AGC Studios and build on their appetite to create a global content studio that spans platforms in this ever-changing industry. AGC Studios comes to the table with the resources for us to take big swings. I am thrilled to bring forth the next generation of content–scripted and non-scripted, from comedy to drama, in the U.S. and globally.”

AGC Studios was founded by Ford after he left his former firm, IM Global. Key investors in the outfit include Latin American private asset management firm MediaNet Partners; Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Symantec CEO and founder and chairman of Fibonacci Films, Greg Clark; and Image Nation Abu Dhabi. COO Miguel Palos is also a stakeholder in and co-founder of the business with Ford.