Diane Ademu-John explains why representation matters in television

By: Start TV Staff     Posted: November 19, 2018, 2:13PM

Writing for TV became an accidental dream for Diane Ademu-John. She told Start TV, “I started out in a career in international relations," but to help pay the bills, she also took on night jobs as a production assistant. It was through this side work that she got "bit by the bug" that would lead her to become Executive Producer on the hit TV show Empire and a screenwriter and producer for shows like Medium and Body of Proof. Watch the video above to find out why Ademu-John said, “I was always really happy to be on shows that had strong female leads.”

When Ademu-John first became a screenwriter, she noticed a lot of women breaking into the industry alongside her, but not very many women in positions of leadership above her. 

Watch the video below to see why she thinks finding a female mentor in TV is key:


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