Lisa Nishimura

Netflix rejigs exec ranks with new remits for Nishimura, Riegg

Weeks after it delineated exec ranks between English-language and international content, Netflix has again restructured its exec roster with promotions for Los Angeles-based Lisa Nishimura and Brandon Riegg. The global SVOD has promoted VP of original documentary and comedy programming Nishimura to VP of independent films and documentary features, meaning the long-time exec will now oversee […]

Netflix orders Russell Howard stand-up special

Netflix is set to host a Russell Howard stand-up special based on his world tour, which is now in its final stages. The untitled special will go out on Netflix in the UK and internationally towards the end of the year. Howard’s tour show will be produced by UK prodco Avalon. Peter Orton will direct […]

Netflix orders trio of Dave Chappelle specials

Streaming service Netflix has ordered three comedy specials from comic Dave Chappelle. Under terms of the agreement, Chappelle and director will produce one special, and the others will be unreleased projects – one produced through the Austin City Limits Live venue and another from the Hollywood Palladium. “Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy […]

Netflix preps Amanda Knox, Werner Herzog docs

Netflix will launch four new docs at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, including a project about Amanda Knox, and another from vaunted filmmaker Werner Herzog. The US streaming service has invested heavily in original factual programming and its four-strong premiere slate for TIFF is its latest docs move. Amanda Knox explores the notorious […]

More Making a Murderer for Netflix

Making a Murderer, the true crime series that established Netflix as a force in factual programming, is getting more episodes. Netflix has greenlight Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos to make an undisclosed number of episodes that will again look into the story of convicted murderer Steven Avery and his co-defendant Brendan Dassey. These will offer […]

Netflix preps first sports doc

Netflix has greenlit Last Chance U, marking the streaming service’s first move into sports docs. The six-part doc series will launch on the US-based SVOD service at the end of July. It will go behind the scenes in the world of college American football, following a group of players being groomed as future NFL stars. […]

Netflix buys online bullying doc

Netflix has acquired Audrie & Daisy, a feature doc about two girls who were bullied after being sexually assaulted. The doc parallels the two unrelated stories of the titular girls, one of whom committed suicide after being attacked. Netflix acquired the film at Sundance and it will run on the SVOD platform under the Netflix […]

Netflix orders Serial-esque crime doc

Netflix has ordered Making a Murderer, a ten-part documentary about a thirty-year-long homicide investigation that has been likened to hit podcast Serial. Making a Murderer will be part of the streaming service’s doc originals line-up and will be first seen at the DOC NYC festival later this week (November 13), possibly in an effort to […]

Netflix goes blue-chip with Planet Earth creators

Streaming service Netflix is going after the blue chip factual audience by commissioning a landmark 4K natural history series from the creators of the BBC hit Planet Earth. The subscription on-demand platform has partnered with wildlife organisation WWF and Alastair Fothergill’s Silverback Films on Our Planet, which will run to eight parts. Silverback previously produced […]

Netflix unveils slate of stand-up comedy originals

Netflix will show original comedy specials from Bill Cosby, Jim Jeffries, Chelsea Peretti and Bill Burr as its original programming drive moves into the stand-up arena. The quartet of newly-announced special will sit alongside another from Chelsea Handler, entitled Uganda Be Kidding Me Live, which has already been announced. The stand-up shows from the American […]