18 April 2024
Entertainment Movies

Netflix Names Dan Lin Its High Film Govt

Netflix stated on Wednesday that the producer Dan Lin would substitute Scott Stuber because the streaming firm’s high movie government.

Mr. Stuber was the pinnacle of Netflix Movie for seven years earlier than saying final month that he could be leaving. Throughout his tenure, he introduced a bevy of Oscar-winning filmmakers to Netflix and helped the corporate push the remainder of the leisure business into the streaming period.

Mr. Lin, 50, who was as soon as the senior vp of manufacturing at Warner Bros., is the founding father of Rideback Productions, which was behind Netflix’s current live-action remake of “Avatar: The Final Airbender.” He was additionally a producer of the Oscar-nominated movie “The Two Popes” for the streaming service, and has produced the “It” and “Lego” film franchises. He’ll report back to Bela Bajaria, Netflix’s chief content material officer.

“Whereas I’ve been approached many occasions throughout my previous 15 years at Rideback, I may actually by no means think about leaving till Bela reached out with this unimaginable alternative,” Mr. Lin stated in a press release.

The position Mr. Lin will occupy is prone to be far completely different than the one Mr. Stuber did. Throughout Mr. Stuber’s tenure, budgets have been large and oversight was scant. Now, Netflix intends to pare down the variety of movies it makes yearly considerably and place a better emphasis on high quality management.

The corporate stays firmly dedicated to its streaming-first technique, nevertheless, and doesn’t appear inclined to indulge filmmakers who need their movies to be in theaters earlier than changing into accessible to Netflix subscribers.