Netflix Original Film Chief Pauline Fischer Leaves Company

VP will start her own consultancy firm

Last Updated: November 6, 2016 @ 5:17 PM

Netflix’s Pauline Fischer, vice president of original films, is leaving the online entertainment content streaming company, TheWrap has learned.

In charge of global original films, Fischer was responsible for acquiring titles such as “Beasts of No Nation,” starring Idris Elba, and the Adam Sandler movies that the streaming giant is producing, among other film projects.

Fischer, who has been working with chief content officer Ted Sarandos and was at the company for eight years, is planning to start a business development consultancy firm upon her exit.

She will be consulting on active Netflix productions as she transitions out over the next several weeks.

Fischer is also responsible for gaining the rights to the Paul Rudd-starring dramedy “The Fundamentals of Caring” after it screened at the Sundance Film Festival, among other titles.

“Pauline Fischer has mounted an incredible slate of original films for Netflix and we are grateful to her for getting this important initiative underway,” Sarandos said in a statement (first reported by Variety).

“In the year ahead, we will be exclusively premiering ‘Bright from David Ayer starring Will Smith, ‘War Machine from David Michod starring Brad Pitt, ‘Okja from Bong Joon Ho starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano; and ‘Our Souls at Night from Ritesh Batra starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, among many others,” Sarandos went on to say, adding, “Netflix continues to build its original film initiative to give consumers around the world great new movies to enjoy when and how they want.”