Netflix hires ITN’s CEO Anna Mallett for production & appoints overall deals exec
Netflix has appointed Anna Mallett, the former BBC Studios exec and current ITN CEO, to oversee its production operations, and hired a US-based exec for the streamer’s burgeoning overall deals activity.
Mallett becomes VP of physical production and will be based out of London, with a remit across all shows produced in the UK.
She reports into VP of physical production Ty Warner and will also be responsible for Netflix’s local language productions in EMEA, Lat Am and APAC, which have become an increasingly important focus for the global streamer.
Mallett has headed up UK-based ITN since April last year, having joined from BBCS where she was COO & MD of production. She was also CEO of BBCS & Post Production (now known as BBC Studioworks) and before that worked for the Boston Consulting Group.
Warren said: “Anna brings a wealth of global production experience and strategic expertise to our production team as we continue to expand our investment in original programming throughout the world. I’m excited to work with her as we continue to stand up our productions and position the Netflix studio for its next stage of growth and success.”
Mallett added: “Netflix is a creative powerhouse and I am looking forward to working with my exceptional new colleagues across the UK, EMEA, Lat Am and APAC to bring the very best films and series to audiences everywhere.”
Netflix has also hired Nne Ebong as VP of overall deals for original series.
Ebong was most recently creative lead at US-based producer Wiip and will now work as part of the newly created overall deals division, which was formed following the restructure by Netflix’s recently installed global TV chief Bela Bajaria.
She will report into the overall deals division’s chief Brian Wright, who oversees producer arrangements with talent such as Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy and Shawn Levy.
Prior to Wiip, Ebong was SVP for drama development at ABC Studios, where she worked with Rhimes on shows including Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder.