Netflix Hires Ex-BBC Studios Exec to Head U.K. Production

Netflix has named Anna Mallet to the position as VP of physical production in the United Kingdom, where she will be based in the streamer’s London office reporting to Ty Warren. Mallet, who formerly was COO and MD of production at BBC Studios, most-recently headed Independent Television News, an indie TV production company across the pond.

Mallet will be responsible for local-language content production in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America and Asia -Pacific.

Anna Mallet

“Anna brings a wealth of global production experience and strategic expertise to our production team as we continue to expand our investment in original programming throughout the world,” Warren said in a statement. “I’m excited to work with her as we continue to stand up our productions and position the Netflix studio for its next stage of growth and success.”

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Mallett is the latest high-profile executive move at Netflix, which also named Nne Ebong as VP of overall deals for original series. The streamer, which is approaching 200 million subscribers globally, is aggressively upping worldwide content production to stave off renewed competition from Amazon Prime Video, newcomer Disney+, pending foreign launches of HBO Max and Paramount+, in addition to regional SVOD competitors.

“Netflix is a creative powerhouse and I am looking forward to working with my exceptional new colleagues … to bring the very best films and series to audiences everywhere,” said Mallet.