Sister recruits former Netflix comedy chief Jane Wiseman to head US television

Jane Wiseman (Source: Sister)

Jane Featherstone and Liz Murdoch‘s Sister entertainment group has hired former Netflix comedy chief Jane Wiseman as head of US television.

Based in Los Angeles, Wiseman will report directly to global CEO Cindy Holland in the newly created role, reuniting with the former Netflix content chief, who joined Sister last year, following the departure of Stacey Snider.

Wiseman will focus on the development and production of premium scripted series at the Chernobyl and This Is Going To Hurt producer, which also recruited former Netflix business and legal affairs exec Efrain Miron in October.

Serving as VP of original series at Netflix, Wiseman spent seven years at the streamer, from 2013 to 2020, with her tenure including responsibility for its comedy slate and series such as Dead To Me, Russian Doll, Grace And Frankie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Master Of None – as well as dramas Narcos and Ozark, and adult animation BoJack Horseman.

She joined Netflix from Chernin Entertainment, where she was SVP of comedy programming and produced the show New Girl. Before that, she worked as SVP of development for comedy at NBCUniversal, where she developed Parks And Recreation and Community, and also at Fox, with credits on shows including Arrested Development and The Simple Life.

Since her exit from Netflix, Wiseman has consulted on series strategy for a variety of streaming companies, most recently at Amazon MGM Studios.

“Jane is a multi-faceted executive with great passion and curiosity, combined with smart business and creative instincts. She’s a powerful advocate for artists and a generous collaborator, which makes her a great fit for our team at Sister,” said Holland.

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