Speaker Tara Roy

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Tara Roy

Director of Original Programming


Tara Roy is a Director of Original Programming at STARZ/ Lionsgate, where she oversees the acquisition and creative development of original scripted television series. Prior to STARZ, she worked at Endeavor Content, overseeing series (Normal People, Nine Perfect Strangers) and scripted podcasts (Blackout, Ghostwriter), and at AGBO, Joe and Anthony Russo’s television studio.

Originally from India, Tara has lived in South Africa and the UK, and diverse, global storytelling is her priority. She is a 2020 alumni of the CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacific Executives in Entertainment) Leaders Program and at STARZ, is a jury member of the STARZ #TakeTheLead director’s program, which is designed to create more directing opportunities for women and people. She is an industry panelist at various conferences and her 2024 speaking engagements include the Canadian Media Producers’ Association’s Primetime event and the Pacific Screenwriting Scripted Summit in Vancouver. She is on LA TV WEEK’s 2024 “40 under 40 list,” which showcases the pioneering people that are pushing the boundaries of innovation in the Media and Entertainment Industry.

Tara is also a playwright and novelist and has a novel set in Calcutta and Brooklyn titled The Magnificent Ruins, to be published by Hachette in the fall of 2024. She lives in Los Angeles with too many plants.

Speaking on: Pitch Doctors: Universal International Studios, CBC, STARZ

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