Disney+ Hires Away Netflix Director Of Original Film Matt Brodlie For Key International Content Role

Exclusive: Disney+ has flexed its muscle with the hire of Netflix’s Director Of Original Film Matt Brodlie, we can reveal. For once it is Netflix which is having its staff lured away.

Brodlie joins as Senior Vice President, International Content Development, it was confirmed today by Ricky Strauss, President, Content & Marketing, Disney+, to whom Brodlie will report. As Netflix grows its successful international slate apace this is confirmation that Disney+ is looking to build into that space too.

Brodlie will lead international content development for the service, and will be responsible for developing the film and TV strategy for all non-u.S. markets, deciding what content needs to be produced or acquired for the service beyond the American slate.

He will work with internal and external creatives as well as Disney’s direct-to-consumer and international regional teams to grow the offering. He will be based in Burbank and is already in the job.

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