With over 200 million subscribers globally, Netflix is the cultural phenomenon that has forever changed the way we consume entertainment. Join us for a spotlight event with Lisa Nishimura, Vice President, Documentary and Independent Films at Netflix, who has overseen hits such as Academy Award winner MY OCTOPUS TEACHER, CRIP CAMP, fan favorite TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, and the upcoming THE POWER OF THE DOG from director Jane Campion. In this intimate conversation, we’ll discuss the genesis of Netflix and Lisa’s incredible career. We’ll also explore how Lisa navigates creative and business strategy for the company -- while holding a firm belief in taking risks, learning from failure, and building courage as a storyteller. This session will take you behind the scenes and into the day-to-day mindset of one of the visionaries that helped shape the force that Netflix has become today.



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Vice President, Documentary and Independent Films at Netflix
Lisa Nishimura is Vice President, Documentary and Independent Films at Netflix. A 13-year Netflix veteran, Nishimura oversees the company’s documentaries and independent films. Providing storytellers of all backgrounds with a global platform where they can share their unique narratives around the world--across geographies, languages, genders, cultures, experiences and perspectives is a key focus for Lisa and the creative team. more...

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