June 18, 2020

Executive Committee

Lisa Nishimura

Chair's Appointee

Lisa Nishimura is Vice President, Original Documentary and Independent Features at Netflix. A 12-year Netflix veteran, Nishimura currently oversees the company’s original documentary slate, including features, shorts and limited series, as well as independent films. Her team strives to provide 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.

The current slate of documentaries including Miss Americana, Crip Camp, Circus of Books, Dick Johnson Is Dead and Mucho Mucho Amor showcase her commitment to female documentarians and compelling storytelling. The Netflix Independent features team is responsible for films such as To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Liz Garbus’ Lost Girls, Charlie Kaufman’s upcoming film I’m Thinking of Ending Things, and the ensemble gothic-western The Devil All the Time as well as recent global acquisitions including Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog and star-studded Enola Holmes.

Under her leadership, Netflix Documentaries and shorts, including American Factory, Period. End of Sentence, Icarus and The White Helmets, have earned four Academy Awards and fifteen Academy Award nominations.

updated 6.18.20

Lisa Nishimura is Vice President, Original Documentary and Independent Features at Netflix. A 12-year Netflix veteran, Nishimura currently oversees the company’s original documentary slate, including features, shorts and limited series, as well as independent films. Her team strives to provide 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.

The current slate of documentaries including Miss Americana, Crip Camp, Circus of Books, Dick Johnson Is Dead and Mucho Mucho Amor showcase her commitment to female documentarians and compelling storytelling. The Netflix Independent features team is responsible for films such as To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Liz Garbus’ Lost Girls, Charlie Kaufman’s upcoming film I’m Thinking of Ending Things, and the ensemble gothic-western The Devil All the Time as well as recent global acquisitions including Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog and star-studded Enola Holmes.

Under her leadership, Netflix Documentaries and shorts, including American Factory, Period. End of Sentence, Icarus and The White Helmets, have earned four Academy Awards and fifteen Academy Award nominations.

updated 6.18.20

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