Orange is the new black

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‘Orange Is The New Black’

Netflix director of programming Tara Duncan has departed the streaming service after five years.

Duncan helped to establish the SVoD service as an original scripted powerhouse, helping to develop shows such as Orange Is The New Black, Narcos, Sense8, The Get Down and Dear White People.

She previously served as vice-president of development for Fabrik Entertainment, and prior to that, she was director of development for scripted original programming at AMC Networks.

She has also worked in original programming for HBO.

Duncan’s exit is the Stranger Things platform’s second departure this week, coming just days after the exit of Layne Eskridge, an executive of original series.

Earlier this week, Broadcast revealed that Netflix is to open a commissioning base out of London.

Situated close to Oxford Circus, former Canal+ docs director Diego Bunuel is the first commissioner appointed out of the UK. He serves as director of original documentary at the base.

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