New Regency Pictures, which is behind Amazon’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith series, is staffing up.
It has hired Netflix exec Laura Delahaye as Head of Domestic Television. Delahaye was most recently Director of Overall Deals, UCAN at Netflix, where she worked on series including The Fall of the House of Usher and The Queen’s Gambit, as well as Ozark’s third and fourth seasons. On the overall deals side, she worked with the likes of Jason Bateman’s Aggregate and Brad Falchuk’s Teley-Vision.
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Delahaye spent over seven years at the streamer, starting as Manager, Global Originals, where she worked on Marvel’s The Punisher and Luke Cage, as well as later seasons of Bloodline, Sense8 and The Haunting of Hill House. Before that she was a Creative Executive at Fox21 Television Studios.
The hire comes after the company promoted Natalie Lehmann to President of Motion Pictures and Television in December.
Delahaye will report to Lehmann and New Regency’s Chairman and CEO Yariv Milchan.
“Adding Laura’s expertise to our team is an instrumental step as we continue to grow our footprint in the television space. Her keen eye for identifying great stories and cultivating relationships with talent will only fortify our growing slate of television, and Natalie and I are thrilled to have her on board,” said Milchan.
Delahaye added, “New Regency is one the most exciting companies in television today, with both a rich legacy and strong momentum thanks to its recent successes and compelling slate of upcoming series. I look forward to building upon the division’s strong recent growth and expanding a library that includes some of the best works of the last few decades.”