Netflix Canada Hires “Transplant” Producer Tara Woodbury as Director of Canadian Content


TORONTO – Tara Woodbury, executive producer of CTV’s medical drama “Transplant”, has joined Netflix Canada as the senior director of Canadian content.

The California streaming giant has said Woodbury, whose other credits include the indigenous dystopian drama “Night Raiders,” will begin work in Toronto later this month.

The company says its role will include the development and commissioning of English and French scripted series for Netflix in Canada.

She will also maintain relationships with screenwriters, directors and producers, and identify emerging talent in the country.

Originally from Winnipeg, Woodbury joins Netflix after serving as Vice President of Development at Sphere Media in Toronto.

She will report to Danielle Woodrow, Director of Canada Series at Netflix Canada.

Netflix announced in February its intention to open an office in Canada, calling it a “big first step” towards creating content in that country.

In April, he announced that Toronto would be the location of the Canadian headquarters, two years after setting up a production center in the city.

The company said at the time that hiring a Canadian content manager to work directly with creators was its top priority for the new office.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on November 1, 2021.

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