Erik Barmack


TBI Weekly: Netflix regime change signals new opportunities for international

Netflix is the latest player to join in on an extensive executive overhaul out of the US that has seen major top-level regime changes at the likes of WarnerMedia and NBC. It was revealed this week that the global SVOD has lost three top lieutenants, with execs such as Erik Barmack, VP of international originals […]

Netflix’s Bajaria to lead non-English series as Barmack exits

Netflix VP of content Bela Bajaria is set to lead its international non-English TV originals as Erik Barmack, Netflix’s VP of international originals for Lat Am, EMEA and India, makes his exit. Bajaria, who joined the business from Universal 2016, will oversee scripted and unscripted series in all international markets where Netflix is available, excluding […]

European content rules to be finalised by year’s end

European content quota rules for digital streaming services are expected to be finalised by the end of 2019. The European Commission is currently holding talks with local authorities to finalise the details around its proposed quotas, which are expected to sit around 30% for on-demand players such as Netflix and Amazon, according to Variety. To […]

Netflix’s Sky drama hire points to a major UK strategy shift

Sky drama boss Anne Mensah’s appointment at Netflix has been hailed by the British production community as a major coup that could see commissioning power shift in the UK’s favour alongside more talent deals. After being linked to the sought-after UK scripted role at Netflix since early this year, the streaming giant revealed Mensah’s appointment […]

Netflix gives Rainbow’s Winx Club the live-action treatment

Netflix is bringing Rainbow Group’s popular Italian animated franchise Winx Club to its members yet again, this time in a new live action young adult series. For the first time the popular fairies will turn into real teenagers learning to hone their powers while living together in a magic boarding school. Winx Club was created […]

Netflix brings in trio of Indian originals

Netflix is set to bring in three more Indian originals, including a drama, horror and mystery. The three titles will appear exclusively to Netflix members across 190 countries. Leila, from writer and executive producer Urmi Juvekar, tells the story of Shalini, a free-thinking woman in search of the daughter she lost upon her arrest 16 […]

Netflix to open Future Strategy Office as Korean sitcom

Netflix is set to launch a new South Korean sitcom with YG Entertainment, a music record and production company, in 2018. Future Strategy Office (FSO, working title) will feature YG artists Seungri of Korean pop group BigBang alongside writer and television personality Yoo Byung-jae of SNL Korea. FSO stars Seungri as the head of YG’s […]

Netflix sets second Colombian original

Netflix is set to bring its second Colombian original series, Siempre Bruja, to its worldwide audience in 2019. The show is slated to begin production in the summer of 2018. It is based on the novel Yo, Bruja, by Isidora Chacon. Siempre Bruja follows 19-year-old Carmen, a Colombian slave and witch from the 17th century, […]

Netflix set for new French comedy

Netflix is set to launch its next French original comedy, which will be available exclusively to worldwide members in 2018. The unnamed series is an eight episode romantic comedy set in modern day Paris. It follows a group of friends who rally around their perpetually single girlfriend. The half-hour series is directed by Noémie Saglio […]

Netflix puts Italian Baby in its corner

Streaming service Netflix has ordered another original series out of Italy – a drama based on a high school scandal. Baby is billed as an eight-part coming-of-age story loosely based on the 2013 ‘baby squillo’ scandal, which saw several adults sent to jail on child prostitution sex offences. The drama will follow a group of […]

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