Pauline Fischer exits Netflix as VP original films


MUMBAI: Netflix’s Pauline Fischer has called it a day at the streaming service as the vice-president of original films. According to reports, Fischer is leaving her post in order to establish a business consultancy company. She will be transitioning out of the company over the coming weeks, and will remain as a consultant on active productions during this period.

The streaming service’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos shared his opinion about Fischer’s departure in a statement. Sarandos opined that she has mounted an incredible slate of original films for Netflix and the team is grateful to her for getting this important initiative underway.

He has also stated that Netflix, in the year ahead, will exclusively premiere David Ayer’s Bright starring Will Smith, War Machine from David Michod starring Brad Pitt, Bong Joon Ho’s Okja featuring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gylenhaal and Paul Dano; Our Souls at Night from Ritesh Batra starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, etc.

Netflix will continue to build its original film initiative to give consumers around the world great new movies to enjoy when and how they want.

Fischer joined Netflix in 2008 and has worked closely with Sarandos on building the company’s slate of acquired and produced new titles. Among the many projects she has overseen, Beasts of No Nation which reportedly was Netflix’s $12 million purchase in 2015 directed by Cary Fukunaga which coincided with the release on Netflix. She has also played a critical role in the Adam Sandler film The Ridiculous 6 and the Adam Wingard-directed Death Note.

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