Jeanne Mau currently serves as Senior Vice President, ViacomCBS Global Inclusion. In this position, she oversees the Writers Mentoring Program, Directors Initiative, Viewfinder Emerging Directors Program and Nickelodeon Writers and Artist Program. The initiatives are designed to provide participants with access to key network decision makers in front of and behind the camera. As a committed advocate for new writers, directors and creators, she plays an integral role in helping to launch careers and oversees countless workshops and shadowing mentorships throughout the year.
Jeanne also works across all ViacomCBS brands to provide guidance on cultivating equitable and inclusive spaces across casting, storytelling, and development to advance the company’s efforts in creating content that reflect the diversity of its audiences. Additionally, she works closely with partner organizations to help foster and develop the next generation of talent in front of and behind the camera, including collaborating with other networks and studios to create industry-wide best practices that advance diversity, equity and inclusion.
Prior to joining Global Inclusion, Jeanne was Vice President, Current Programs, CBS Entertainment from 2009 through 2015. While there, she oversaw the creative direction of the CBS series NCIS, TWO AND A HALF MEN and CRIMINAL MINDS. Working closely with acclaimed showrunners, she was responsible for maintaining the network’s vision and needs on a day to day basis with these shows. Her responsibilities included approving story areas, treatments, scripts, casting and rough cuts. She was also involved with the ongoing marketing and promotions campaigns for each series.