EXCLUSIVE: Veteran govt and producer Nina Wolarsky, who helped put Netflix on the unique collection map, has joined Plan B Leisure as the corporate’s first ever President of Tv.
The excessive profile rent alerts a significant tv enlargement following Mediawan’s acquisition of a majority stake in Brad Pitt’s Plan B final December.
Recognized for its formidable movie portfolio, which incorporates three Greatest Image nominees and one winner, 12 Years a Slave, Plan B had ventured into tv with such tasks because the Emmy-winning HBO film The Regular Coronary heart and the Emmy-nominated HBO film Nightingale and Prime Video collection The Underground Railroad.
The corporate telegraphed its rising ambitions within the TV area two years in the past with the rent of Scott Free’s Carina Sposato and Netflix’s Ernest McNealey as Plan B’s first devoted, senior-level TV executives. The duo will now be a part of Wolarsky’s group.
Wolarsky was one of many first senior unique programming executives employed by Netflix in 2012. Throughout her eight-year tenure till her exit in late 2020, she was instrumental in constructing the streamer’s originals collection group and slate. She oversaw such profitable and brand-defining Netflix exhibits as Excellent Drama Emmy winner The Crown, Orange Is the New Black, Ava Duvernay’s award successful restricted collection When They See Us, and the primary season of Shondaland’s world phenom Bridgerton. In her position as VP, Wolarsky led a group answerable for a spread of programming, together with ongoing and restricted collection, and oversaw numerous Netflix’s general offers, together with these with Bridgerton‘s Shonda Rhimes, The Crown’s Peter Morgan, and OITNB‘s Jenji Kohan.
Previous to Netflix, Wolarsky was SVP of George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smoke Home Photos from 2006-2012 the place she developed and govt produced the 2012 Academy Award-winning Greatest Image Argo and the 2011 Oscar-nominated The Ides of March.
Wolarsky started her profession on the New York-based impartial movie manufacturing firm Hart Sharp Leisure (Boys Don’t Cry, You Can Depend on Me) the place she oversaw growth, together with the 2008 Golden Globe-winning movie Revolutionary Highway.
“Nina Wolarsky is our dream person to take Plan B’s television business where we believe it can go,” Plan B Leisure companions Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner mentioned. “She is a person of great skill, taste, and her creative and business instincts have earned the respect of the community. She brings a wealth of experience, having been integral to so many incredible series and working with the highest quality talent in the business. We are so happy that she is joining our company.”
Elisabeth d’Arvieu, CEO of Paris-based Mediawan Photos, indicated that Wolarsky’s rent is a part of the corporate’s TV plans is the U.S.
“We are delighted to welcome Nina Wolarsky to the Plan B team,” she mentioned. “Her arrival as head of television is a major asset in continuing to develop Plan B’s prolific work and talent relationships. Her appointment is also an important step in the development of Mediawan Television’s activities, particularly in the United States.”
Plan B’s upcoming tv tasks embody a second season of Outer Vary and a collection order of Wytches for Prime Video and Amazon Studios, a brand new season of Lego Masters for Fox, a second season of Feud in partnership with Ryan Murphy for FX, and Three Physique Downside, from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and Alex Woo, for Netflix.
“Plan B has always been a premier home for talent, and I am thrilled to be joining the team at such an exciting time for the company,” Wolarsky mentioned. “I’ve admired the work of Brad, Dede, and Jeremy for many years and I’m looking forward to collaborating with them as we expand their television business and continue to build on their legacy of supporting exceptional storytellers around the world.”
Upcoming movie tasks from Plan B embody RaMell Ross’s The Nickel Boys and Nia DaCosta’s Hedda Gabler for MGM’s Orion Photos, Bong Joon-Ho’s Mickey 17 and Tim Burton’s sequel to Beetlejuice for Warner Brothers, David Michod’s Wizards for A24, Reinaldo Marcus Inexperienced’s Bob Marley: One Love for Paramount, in addition to an untitled thriller from author/director Jon Watts starring George Clooney & Brad Pitt, and Joseph Kosinski’s Formulation One racing movie starring Pitt for Apple Studios.
Moreover, Plan B has a multi-project worldwide growth take care of Audible to create a slate of Audible Originals. The primary mission below the partnership, “A Summer Love Thing” by Bradford Younger, is in energetic growth.