Kelly Edwards is vice president of talent development at NBC Universal. She recruits creative executives, writers, directors, and producers for NBC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, Oxygen, Telemundo, Mun2, and feature entities Universal Pictures Group and Focus Films. She works on special projects such as organizing bi-coastal creative summits focusing on strategic alliances between divisions and leveraging the Telemundo/Mun2 assets to increase the Hispanic audience. Kelly also has a hand in NBCU's pipeline programs – the Directors Fellowship, Writers on the Verge, Comedy Short Cuts, and the Writers Initiative. Recently, she developed an internship program in Canada by partnering with universities in Vancouver and Toronto to give students interested in production exposure to the industry.