Fran Shea, is a former president of E! Entertainment Television and founder of HBOlab. She is the founding Sr. VP of Programming at E!, credited with the creation of the E! brand and shows. She is an Emmy winning HBO writer/ producer who has had a long career with key executive positions in both the NY and LA. She is currently a consultant for broadcast, cable and digital media. She prides herself in actively mentoring and welcoming talented newcomers to the entertainment industry.