The Sussexes know how to surround themselves! Still on parental leave after the birth of Lilibet Diana on June 4, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry do not forget their businesses. At the head of two entities, Archewell Productions and Archewell Audio, the Duke and Duchess have decided to afford the services of personalities with impressive CVs, such as the Harper Bazaar report. With a view to directing their television productions and working closely with Netflix, they have notably hired a new manager who is well-versed in the exercise. Because before working for the Sussexes, Nishika Kumble was vice president of development and production at Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s Train Productions, where she oversaw successful projects including the Fargo and Legion series.
She joins Chanel Pysnik, head of unscripted productions for Archewell Productions, which officially runs all non-fiction series and film productions. Like her colleague, she has a well-rounded resume as the Princeton graduate was hired at Disney +, where she helped launch the streaming platform internationally and oversee series and films in the markets. foreigners. And while the Sussexes’ TV production is in good hands, Archewell Audio continues to grow as well. On July 2, a spokesperson for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced the hiring of award-winning podcast producer Rebecca Sananes as Head of Audio.
What are the Sussexes’ plans?
The pro, who worked as lead producer on New York Magazine’s Pivot podcast has over 10 years of experience in non-fiction storytelling and “will bring powerful stories to life, create community through shared experiences. and universal values ”. The last three recruits join including the Sussex team, made up of former business analyst at Sony Pictures Entertainment Bennett Levine, but also Ben Browning, a Hollywood film producer and Oscar nominee. The couple’s two projects with Netflix have already been announced: Heart of Invictus, a Harry-produced documentary series that follows the journeys of Invictus Games competitors, and Pearl (working title), an animated series directed by a woman and produced by Meghan. Markle.
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