Karen Barragan, VP of publicity for original series programming at Netflix, is leaving the SVOD pioneer to become head of marketing and communications at Blumhouse Productions.
Barragan, who has been at Netflix for the past six years promoting original series such as “Orange Is the New Black,” “Ozark,” “House of Cards” and “Stranger Things,” joins a company synonymous for lower-budget horror movies (Get Out, Insidious) as well as HBO’s critically-acclaimed “Sharp Objects,” starring Amy Adams.
“Karen has been a pioneering and well-respected leader at one of the the most innovative and successful media companies in history,” Jason Blum, founder/CEO of Blumhouse, said in a statement. “We are thrilled she is joining the Blumhouse team to help bolster our global brand generate even greater anticipation and awareness for the incredible films and TV series we are producing.”
Barragan replaces Teri Everett, who reportedly was looking for a career change, despite only joining Blumhouse in 2017.
“Blumhouse is bold and fearless,” Barragan said in a statement. “I’m intrigued by the ambitious vision set out by Jason and his team and looking forward to working across film and television in this role. I take immense pride in all that the global publicity team accomplished during my tenure at Netflix and am forever indebted to Ted [Sarandos] and Cindy [Holland] for their support. It’s been an incredible ride and I reveled in every second of it.”