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Netflix film execs Lisa Nishimura and Ian Bricke leave amid restructuring

In a surprise move, Netflix parted ways with two longtime film executives, with Lisa Nishimura and Ian Bricke leaving the streaming service.

In his role as VP of Independent Film and Documentary, Nishimura has handled a range of projects with budgets in the $40 million dollars or less, including Oscar nominations Documentation of Crip Camp and Westerns Power of the Dog , Jane Campy Well (Jane Campion) won the Oscar for Best Director.

The move comes amid a reorganization, with projects in Scott Stuber’s film division now folding all live-action films from Kira Goldberg, Ori Marmur and Niija Kuykendall. Dan Silver oversees the documentary, which Nishimura previously part-supervised.

“Lisa Nishimura joined Netflix during the DVD era, and as the company pivoted to streaming, she built our original documentaries and stand-up comedy divisions from the ground up and built Netflix into two categories strong,” Stuber said in a statement. “Her documentaries include American Factory, My Octopus Teacher, Making a Murderer and Tiger King; 4053412 In terms of narrative films, her credits include Jane Campion’s Dog Power, and the upcoming They Clone Tyrone, Rustin and NYAD. Along the way, she has been an advocate for inclusion on and off screen, and a leader for countless colleagues author and mentor, and a trusted partner in the creative community.”

Brike, VP Original Films, is a big part of Netflix’s romantic comedy dominance, with executive-backed projects including Set It Up and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before


“Ian Brike has been with the company for over a decade, building and leading our independent film team, which has attracted Tamara Jenkins, Nicole Holofsenna, Mark and filmmakers like Jay Duplass,” Stuber said in a statement. “He also championed fan favorites like The Kissing Booth and established our Emerging Filmmakers Program. We thank them for making us world-class film studio and wish them all the best for the future.”



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