Nne Ebong is joining the overall deals group at Netflix led by Brian Wright.
Wright’s overall deals team, where Ebong will serve as a vice president, was formed in the restructuring under global TV head Bela Bajaria. It is responsible for working with and managing Netflix’s high-profile producer deals with Ryan Murphy, Shonda Rhimes, the Duffer Brothers and others.
Ebong comes to Netflix from CAA-backed wiip, where she was creative lead. She also previously was the senior vice president of drama development at ABC Studios, where she helped to develop “Scandal,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” “American Crime,” “Designated Survivor,” “Once Upon a Time” and “Revenge,” among others. Prior to ABC Studios, Ebong was head of development for Shaun Cassidy Productions, serving as a producer on the company’s ABC drama, “Invasion.”
Ebong marks the first major hire since Bajaria was put in charge of the streaming service’s global TV operation. Ebong will help fill some of the void left by Channing Dungey, who worked closely with Netflix’s producers under overall deals. She has since been hired by Warner Bros. TV Group to take over Peter Roth when he retires next year.
Deadline first reported the news of Ebong joining Netflix.