Netflix is losing one of its top executives, Variety reports in an exclusive story.
“[T]he high-ranking executive who oversaw original films at Netfix, is leaving her post,” the trade publication writes. The executive is Pauline Fischer.
Variety says, “One of Fischer’s first offerings was Cary Fukunaga’s ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ a grim drama about child soldiers in Africa that was purchased for $12 millon in 2015. Netflix released the title in theaters and on its streaming platforms on the same day last year, as a part of an aggressive bid to upend the movie business like it transformed traditional TV viewing with original series such as ‘Orange Is the New Black and ‘House of Cards.’ Fischer oversaw Adam Sandler’s ‘The Ridiculous 6,’ which premiered last December, and ‘Death Note,’ a thriller based on the hit manga and directed by Adam Wingard that will be released in 2017.”
Variety adds that Fischer’s exit “comes as Netflix has been aggressively moving into original content, snapping up the rights of such titles as ‘The Fundamentals of Caring’ starring Paul Rudd out of Sundance and releasing Oscar documentary hopeful ‘13th,’ directed by Ava DuVernay.”
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