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Casting Exec Diona Vaughan Mankowitz Launches Collective To Improve Diversity Of Non-Scripted Shows

Casting Exec Diona Vaughan Mankowitz Launches Collective To Improve Diversity Of Non-Scripted Shows

Exclusive: Diona Vaughan Mankowitz, who has worked on shows such as Netflix’s Love Is Blind and Skin Decision, has launched a collective of casting executives and producers to improve the diversity of non-scripted shows.

Vaughan Mankowitz has launched Divergent Content, based in LA, that aims to improve the diverse make-up of reality shows, daytime formats and docu-series.

“It’s a collective of Black and Brown people in entertainment,” Vaughan Mankowitz told Deadline. “Often times you’ll go onto a show and you’re the only person who looks like you or there’s no one higher up that looks like you. Sometimes you’re watching these shows and you can tell right off the bat that had a black person had a seat at the table, that wouldn’t have happened.”

Having started her career as a buyer for Bloomingdale in New York, she moved to LA around ten

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