Writing for TV became an accidental dream for Diane Ademu-John. She 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 "bitten by the bug." Ademu-John went on to become a screenwriter and producer for CBS’s Medium and ABC’s Body of Proof before becoming Executive Producer of the CW series The Originals and the hit Fox TV show Empire. She went on to create and serve as co-showrunner on HBO Max's Dune: The Sisterhood, stepping down in 2022 to focus on other projects. She is a Co-Executive Producer at the Disney ABC Television Group.

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

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