Doug Belgrad joins Netflix as Dan Lynn Restoff after layoffs


Doug Belgrad is joining Netflix as Vice President of Film. He is Dan Lynn's first hire after Lynn replaced Scott Stuber and laid off several staffers. Stuber dated top filmmakers for years with the hope that Netflix would accept a theatrical release. We've heard rumors of buyer's remorse just like in the movies Knives Out: Glass Onion Gave up opportunities for bigger international earnings and went straight to streaming. One can't help but feel sorry given the size of that deal, but streaming strategies are changing. Netflix is ​​moving forward with a clear mandate to build its movie slate specifically for its massive streaming audience, with platform releases being limited only to films that Netflix wants to qualify for awards consideration.

Belgrad spent 25 years, and was co-chairman under Amy Pascal. Upon his exit, he formed 2.0 Entertainment and produced Gran Turismo And Bad Boys: Ride or Die,

Belgrad said: “It will be a privilege to work with the incredible team at Netflix and take on the responsibility of overseeing film production for the largest provider of filmed entertainment in the world. I'm inspired by the opportunity to work with Dan, whose flair as a filmmaker and hitmaker is well-proven. When we first met about this role, I felt we shared a vision about the future of film at Netflix. As an executive and producer, I have had the privilege of working with many of the world's most talented filmmakers and artists. There's no better place to continue that work than Netflix, which has unmatched global reach and resources. Although leaving 2.0 Entertainment isn't easy, the company is in great hands with Sophie and Jack. I will watch with pride as they continue to deliver great entertainment.”

Lynn said he was “thrilled to welcome Doug to our film team as Vice President of Film.” He brings a wealth of experience from his many years as a respected studio executive, producer and co-financier. We will continue to rely on Doug's great creative instincts, his eye for talent, and his deep connections in the filmmaking and talent community. “We can’t wait for them to get started and look forward to their many contributions as we pursue our mission of creating best-in-class films across every genre.”


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