Magazine article Variety

Chilling at Netflix

Magazine article Variety

Chilling at Netflix

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BELA BAJARIA

VP, content acquisition

"The unscripted area is a big priority for us," Bajaria says. Netflix has greenlit 50 shows, from docuseries to competitions, that will start rolling out next year. "We know there's an aggressive audience for those kinds of shows. And we're going to continue to be in the talkshow space. It doesn't have to fit an exact format; we're going to experiment."

LISA NISHIMURA

VP, original documentary and comedy programming

"Oftentimes people will say the documentary audience is niche," says Nishimura, who is on the lookout for the next great nonfiction story. "Roughly 75% of our audience in the last 12 months has watched a documentary." Of Netflix's stand-up comedy specials, she says, "We began hearing from managers about the big bump their talent was receiving from promoters wanting to book them. That's a brilliant outcome."

SCOTT STUBER

VP, original film

"I want this division to be able to make a movie for $1 million and $151 million and all the levels in between," says Stuber, who recently came to Netflix from Universal. …

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