Scott Stuber Departing Netflix as Film Head Hollywood Reporter

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  • “Under his leadership, we’ve become the most nominated studio for three years in a row at the Academy Awards — eight best picture nominations, two best international feature Oscars, two best documentary feature Oscars and our first best animated feature Oscar..
  • And it comes after a larger, longer series of exits in the streamer’s film division.Less than a year ago, Lisa Nishimura, who was Netflix’s vp independent film and documentary features, abruptly departed the company..
  • The era began with the Will Smith starrer Bright, the 2017 film that had a reported budget of $90 million, a hefty number that turned heads at the time but would soon look quaint compared to what was to come..
  • Sarandos said in a statement that Stuber “helped lead the new paradigm of how movies are made, distributed and watched.“He attracted unbelievable creative talent to Netflix, making us a premiere film studio,” he continued..
  • Ian Bricke, vp original film, also left at the time and was known for pioneering Netflix’s rom-com dominance, with the exec championing projects like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and the Kissing Booth films..
  • Netflix also shelled out $469 million for two Knives Out sequels from Rian Johnson, while it gave Snyder a $165 million budget (and likely more) for his two-part Rebel Moon films..
Scott Stuber, who pushed Netflix to expand into blockbuster movie territory, is stepping down from the streaming services top film job to form his own media company.Stuber will remain with the str [+4480 chars]

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