In industry news, Netflix hires their first studio executive to join their Original Programming team
First reported by Deadline.com, veteran comedy exec Jane Wiseman is joining the Netflix original programming team as their senior executive.
Netflix has not defined exactly what Wiseman is expected to focus on. But, she is the first network/studio executive to join Netflix.
Wiseman spent the last two years as SVP Comedy for Chernin Entertainment.
Before that, Wiseman was SVP Comedy Development for NBC and sister studio and Universal TV (then UMS). During her tenure, Wiseman, who joined NBC in 2005 as VP Comedy Development, developed such series as Parks And Recreation, Community and Up All Night while also spending time in the Alternative Department developing reality series.
Before NBC, Wiseman was director of comedy development at Fox, where she played a key role in the development of Arrested Development
and The Simple Life. Arrested Development,
of course recently got a second life on Netflix with a new season.