Rose Catherine Pinkney is a versatile television executive, who has been both a buyer and a seller having worked for networks, studios and independent production companies. She has developed content in the scripted arena (comedy, drama, TV movies and miniseries) as well as the unscripted arena (alternative, reality, reality-competition, comedy, variety, talk, and game shows, docu-series, documentaries and specials). Highly regarded by her peers, this Princeton University graduate and UCLA Anderson School of Management is known for both her creative abilities and her business acumen.
Rose Catherine is currently a consultant at BET in the Original Programming Department where she serves as the interim head of scripted. In this role, she is in charged with developing new scripted content for the network as well as overseeing all current productions including Being Mary Jane, The Real Husbands of Hollywood as well as upcoming mini-series New Edition and Madiba among others.
Before BET, Rose Catherine consulted for ABC Network where she covered shows for the Current Programming Department including returning hits The Goldbergs and Fresh Off the Boat as well as new entries Dr. Ken and The Real O’Neals. Under her care, both shows that were up for back nine pick-ups received them.
Prior to ABC, she served as VP, Development and Original Programming at at TV Land, where she developed new series for the Viacom network’s “hipper” rebrand including the critically acclaimed Younger, Impastor, and The Jim Gaffigan Show as well as more traditional content such as Kirstie and the Candid Camera reboot. At TV Land, she also oversaw The Exes and Happily Divorced.
As Head of Television and Producer at Cinema Gypsy Productions (Laurence Fishburne’s company), she developed content for the broadcast and cable networks including drama, comedy, TV movies and miniseries as well as unscripted projects. She launched the TV division of the Oscar-nominated actor and producer, managed the TV department’s first look deal and relationship with CBS Television Studios, sold projects to broadcast and cable networks including FOX, CBS and Lifetime and developed TV Movie “Wedding Planner Mysteries” which aired on Hallmark Channel in Fall 2014
Rose Catherine also served as the Executive Vice President of Programming and Production at TV One. As head of programming and production charged with formulating programming philosophy and branding for successful start up network then distributed in forty-three million households. At TV One, she made all programming decisions including green-lit original productions and selected acquisitions, including Whose Got Jokes?, Baisden After Dark and Stage Black and won the network’s first Image Awards for Unsung and several White House Interview specials. She also oversaw program planning and scheduling, research, casting, talent relations and VOD offerings.
As Senior VP and Head of the Comedy Development department at Paramount Network Television, Rose Catherine was in charge of the development of comedy series including identifying concepts, writers, directors, and talent as well as cultivating the studio’s A list roster of writers. During her time at Paramount, she sold more than 30 series across all six broadcast networks including Andy Richter Controls the Universe (FOX), Becker (CBS) and Girlfriends (UPN)
Between TV jobs, Rose Catherine developed, sold and co-produced the popular romantic comedy movie Def Jam’s How To Be A Player; released by Island Pictures/Polygram.
At Uptown Entertainment (MCA/Universal Based Production Company), as VP and Head of Television, Rose Catherine developed and sold New York Undercover not long after she left her first executive job in the industry at Twentieth Century Fox Television. At this studio, as Manager and then Director of Programming, she helped developed the cutting edge series X-Files, South Central and Alien Nation, supervised In Living Color and oversaw Twentieth Century Fox’s Television Writer Training Program responsible for launching the careers of several successful writers.
Rose Catherine’s early career includes stints as an assistant to a TV packaging agent at CAA, a freelance story editor, reporter and commercial producer.
Rose Catherine received an M.B.A. in Entertainment Management and Marketing from UCLA Anderson School of Management and has a B.A. in sociology with an emphasis in Communications and Economics from Princeton University Princeton, NJ.