Niti Shah, Director, Academy Gold Talent Development & Inclusion Program Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Niti has 15+ years’ experience in Talent Acquisition, Recruiting, Recruiting Strategy, Client Relationship, University Relations, Consulting, & Career Coaching in Entertainment & Media, Technology, Higher Education, and Consulting Services industries.

Currently Niti serves as the Director for the Academy Gold Talent Development & Inclusion Program at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, with a primary focus in leading Gold Recruitment strategy, Partner Communications & Relations strategy, Talent & Career Development, Mentor Program and the development and launching of a formalized Alumni Program of 4 talent development initiatives.

Prior to joining the Academy, she served in marketing and consulting positions at top tier companies including Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Consulting followed by a combined 7 years in University Career Services at both the University of Southern California (USC) and at New York University (NYU). At USC, her role primarily included business development and managing corporate relations with executives at major studios, entertainment & film companies, partnering with USC School of Cinematic Arts, and helping prepare students successfully land jobs in the entertainment industry.

Her leadership, chair and board positions include nonprofit young professional organizations such as SAMMA (South Asians in Entertainment, Media & Marketing) & the Tampa Connection.  She holds a BBA degree and scholarship in the Honors Program from the University of Miami, Florida; and a joint (certificate) degree in Television, Media and Film from the USC School of Cinematic Arts with an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.

Niti’s passion is being a “connector” and some of the most rewarding aspects in her career thus far consistently tie back to when she has opportunity to play an integral role in the success of college students and young professionals landing their “dream job”.