Quibi Taps Former DC Entertainment Exec Diane Nelson as Head of Operations

Nelson left Warner Bros. in June after 22 years with the company

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Diane Nelson, the former president of Warner Bros’ DC Entertainment, has been tapped by Quibi, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s short-form video platform, as its head of operations, a person familiar with the matter told TheWrap.

Quibi did not respond to request for comment.

Nelson, who left Warner Bros in June, joins former Hollywood Reporter co-president Janice Min at the company. Min oversees news content at Quibi.

Over the past several months, Quibi — which closed a $1 billion funding round in August from investors that include Disney, Fox, and Sony — has brought on several Hollywood power players to create content for its platform. The short-form video platform will house content from directors Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man”), Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”) and Antoine Fuqua (“The Magnificent Seven”) and producer Jason Blum (“Get Out”).

Speaking on Variety’s podcast “Strictly Business,” Whitman and Katzenberg said they planned to fill the service with 5,000 quick bites of content in the year following its launch, which is expected to take place in late 2019 or early 2020.

Quibi, which is short for “quick bites,” will have a two-tier pricing model: an $8 per month option that doesn’t include advertising and a $5 per month priced tier that has limited ads.