Meet the Governors: Nicole Marostica
Name: Nicole Marostica
Peer Group: Public Relations Peer Group
New or Returning Governor? Returning
Describe your day job: I oversee PR efforts on behalf of Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television.
I work on some of the most recognizable and successful series on television including The Bachelor Franchise, Ellen's Game of Games, Who Do You Think You Are?, The Real, Extra and the upcoming new shows Mexican Dynasties, Mental Samurai and Million Dollar Mile.
Even more exciting is working closely with the legendary Mike Darnell. He's a visionary with a larger-than-life personality. It's an honor to be part of his team and to work with the best producers, creators, and television executives in this format.
Credits of which you're most proud: Before I worked in unscripted, I had a hand in some truly amazing series. In my lifetime I have worked with a string of storytellers that best reflect the Platinum Age of Television.
I was a publicist on Desperate Housewives, Nashville, Dirty Sexy Money, Brothers & Sisters, Criminal Minds, According to Jim, Lizzie McGuire and Even Stevens. Each show was exciting and fun. I've walked away with a wealth of good experiences and memories.
I’ve found the most fun in taking risks and trying my hand at different genres. Before I knew it, I was working on TV Movies like Once Upon a Mattress and then big events like The Oscars, The Emmys and The American Music Awards.
I’ve found that nothing beats the excitement of working on live TV events. I had a great time working on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Dancing with the Stars. To answer your question, it's been a real ride and nearly impossible to pick one, so my greatest achievement is being mom to Maya and Matteo.
Why did you want to be a Television Academy governor? In my career I've had a lot of encouragement and positive influences. Russ Patrick saw something in me and suggested I throw my hat into the ring. I'm glad I did. Russ is a extraordinary example of what I hope I'm sharing with the members of my peer group.
I want to be an ear to the community of members, and I'd like to present myself as an agent of change and support. There is a great deal of disruption across the entertainment landscape both good and bad, and I'd like to see this as window of opportunity to evolve and demonstrate new possibilities and help with motivating a vision that's more inclusive.
What do you hope to accomplish as a governor? As a governor, I would like to connect more people, educate teenagers on what jobs exist in television and help amplify more voices so that our television landscape more broadly reflects the world we live in.
Why is the Academy important to the industry? The Academy is an important industry steward that helps foster growth in the areas of telecommunications education, storytelling, and providing an inclusive environment in front of and behind the camera.