Netflix’s vice president of global TV Bela Bajaria has assembled her leadership team after weeks of departures among the streamer’s senior ranks.
In a move to streamline the comedy, drama and talent deal units, Bajaria has upped former young adult and family content vice president Brian Wright to head of overall deals for original series, and former vice president of genre drama programming Peter Friedlander to the newly-created spectacle/event unit.
The former’s unit has been subsumed within the drama and comedy teams and the latter will be focused on high-concept and big-budget originals.
Bajaria replaced Netflix veteran Cindy Holland last month and has made clear her desire to break down departmental silos.
Jinny Howe, who previously ran the streamer’s drama division under the departed Nina Wolarsky and Channing Dungey, has been appointed head of drama development.
Working alongside Howe is Renate Radford, who has been named head of drama, current programming. Radford previously worked with Wright in the young adult team.
In comedy, Andy Weil has assumed interim leadership after the departure of Jane Wiseman earlier this month, while Netflix actively seeks a replacement.
On the unscripted side, Brandon Riegg remains in place as vice president, unscripted originals and acquisitions.
Bajaria is also recruiting for a head of US series.
Once she makes that appointment, all six of the above execs will report into that person, but until that time the execs will report into Bajaria.
She is expected to address the structural changes at Netflix within the coming weeks at a townhall style meeting.
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