Netflix is looking to bolster its film division by hiring highly regarded production executive Tendo Nagenda away from Disney.
It’s not a done deal, but Nagenda would work under Scott Stuber, who was brought on to lead the company’s flush with cash film division last March. Nagenda would serve as Netflix’s head of production.
After serving as a senior creative executive since 2010, Nagenda was promoted to executive VP of production two years ago, where he oversaw such films as “Saving Mr. Banks,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Queen of Katwe,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” “Cinderella,” “Dumbo,” and the upcoming” Mulan.”
He would be responsible for helping to build a similar slate for Netflix. Some of Netflix’s upcoming and most-anticipated films include Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma,” Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” Amy Poehler’s “Wine Country,” and “6 Underground,” from Michael Bay. And there have been numerous overall deals made with notable filmmakers.
Ian Bricke and Matt Brodlie will continue to oversee their respective film divisions under Stuber.
Nagenda began his career at HBO before moving over to Warner Independent, Plan B and then Good Universe before landing at Disney in 2010.
Deadline first reported the news.