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Diane Nabatoff


DIANE NABATOFF has worked as a studio executive, production company executive and producer of film and television over her 30-year career. Nabatoff loves discovering new voices and is known for launching multiple first-time directors including Pete Berg, Joe Carnahan, Kathryn Bigelow and Liz Friedlander.


She has worked in theater for the legendary Joe Papp at The Public Theater; in television at The Landsburg Company; and in features at Feldman-Meeker, Vestron, Fair Dinkum Productions, and Interscope Communications. 


While at Interscope, she developed and produced an eclectic group of films ranging from OPERATION DUMBO DROP to VERY BAD THINGS, working with talent including Pete Berg, John Favreau, Lesli Glatter, Ken Branaugh and Leonard Nimoy.


After Interscope, Nabatoff started her own company, Tiara Blu Films, where she has produced a wide range of projects.  Her films include: TAKE THE LEAD and NARC as well as the award-winning documentaries DANCING IN JAFFA and 999:THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS OF THE HOLOCAUST. In television, she executive produced KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTH BRONX for A&E (SAG and Namic Vision Award nominations); RACING FOR TIME for Lifetime (two NAACP nominations); She co-executive produced pilots SCENT OF THE MISSING by Carol Mendelsohn for TNT and BASEBALL WIVES by Tom Fontana and Julie Martin for HBO. She also conceived and executive produced three seasons of the ground-breaking AFTER HOURS WITH DANIEL for Mojo. 

The majority of her projects are based on underlying IP. They encompass all genres and most are based on true stories. Her work focuses on transformational stories, diversity, and ordinary people overcoming insurmountable odds.


She is presently developing multiple features and numerous television dramas with the  studios and streamers.  For theater, she is developing two Broadway musicals one of which is based on her film TAKE THE LEAD; the other is based on the best-selling book LETTERS FROM HOLLYWOOD.

Prior to receiving a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University, where she was the first female producer of Hasty Pudding Theatricals and the founder of The Radcliffe Pitches, the first Harvard female a cappella group.

Diane is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, BAFTA and the Producers Guild of America. She is a Film Independent Fellow. She serves on the ADTC Health Board, Documenting Hope Board and is Vice President of the Harvardwood Board.


Diane Nabatoff
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