EXCLUSIVE: He waited just over a month to make his next move and now Brian Wright is making his home at Netflix. The former Nickelodeon SVP of live-action development will lead the charge on original kids and family programming for the streaming service, I’ve learned. In his senior exec role, Wright will report to Cindy Holland, who is Netflix’s VP, Content Acquisition/Original Series. Wright’s new duties will see him overseeing exclusive live-action, animated and pre-school series for Netflix and Netflix Kids like DreamWorks Animation‘s Turbo FAST series.
As my colleague Nellie Andreeva reported on May 27, Wright exited Nickelodeon that day after 7 years at the kid’s basic cable network. His exit came just four months after Nickelodeon upped head of casting Sarah Noonan to SVP Live Action Content, overseeing live-action development and production. Previous to joining the Viacom-owned Nickelodeon, Wright was at Lifetime as well as Greg Berlanti’s production company at WBTV.
EXCLUSIVE: Nickelodeon‘s SVP of live-action development Brian Wright has left the network effective today. “Brian Wright has decided to leave Nickelodeon after 7 years,” a rep for the network confirmed to Deadline. Wright, who joined Nick as VP live-action development in 2007, was promoted to SVP, overseeing all live-action development and pilot production, in 2012. He reported to Nickelodeon Group president of original programming Marjorie Cohn who exited last year. Wright’s departure comes four months after Nickelodeon upped head of casting Sarah Noonan to SVP Live Action Content, overseeing live-action development and production. Wright, who worked under her, most recently worked on the development of Instant Mom, The Thundermans and Haunted Hathaways, which are currently on the air, and recent greenlights Nicky Ricky Dicky Dawn and Bella And The Bullfrogs. He previously shepherded such projects that have gone to series as Big Time Rush, Victorious, Supah Ninjas, How To Rock, Marvin Marvin and Nick At Nite’s first original scripted series, comedy See Dad Run.