Netflix Promotes VP to Lead International Non-English TV Originals
Netflix has tapped Bela Bajaria to lead its international non-English TV originals. In her new role, she’ll be responsible for all scripted, unscripted, and comedy Netflix originals in all international markets where Netflix is available, with the exception of Asia, but including India. Bajaria is currently the VP of Content at Netflix, where she’s in charge of original unscripted series, talk shows, and scripted series that are co-licensed with traditional studios. Prior to that, the 48-year-old entertainment exec was the President of Universal Television at NBCUniversal, where she oversaw the development and production of series such as Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Master of None. Bajaria previously served as SVP Cable Programming for CBS TV Studios, and SVP of Movies and Miniseries for the CBS network, where she developed several projects for Showtime and managed CBS Studios’ cable division. The California State University at Long Beach grad is a former Miss India USA and Miss India Universe. More here.