After recently consolidating its original series/specials operation into English-language originals under VP Cindy Holland
and non-English-language ones under Bela Bajaria
continues to streamline its executive ranks with new responsibilities for Lisa Nishimura
, VP Original Documentary and Comedy Programming, and Brandon Riegg
, VP Unscripted Originals & Acquisitions.
Nishimura, one of Netflix’s best known executives, who is credited with acclaimed documentaries including Icarus
, The 13th and The White Helmets as well as hugely popular docuseries Making A Murderer and Wild Wild Country, will become VP Independent Film & Documentary Features. She will oversee independent films, English & non-English documentary features, documentary shorts and limited documentary series (such as Wild Wild Country
and Our Planet
Nishimura, who in her dual previous role also oversaw comedy specials, reported to VP of Original Series Holland. With a focus on film, she will now report to VP of Original Film Scott Stuber
, who runs Netflix’s film group.