Netflix snags former Disney exec Christie Fleischer to lead its consumer products team

Netflix is doubling down on its merchandising efforts with its hiring of former Disney exec Christie Fleischer to head its global Consumer Products team. Previously the head of merchandise for parks, experiences and consumer products at Disney, Fleischer will now lead a team at Netflix focused on overseeing retail and licensee partnerships, publishing, interactive games, merchandising and experiential events, the company says. This role will include developing consumer products across all categories for Netflix original series and films. Merchandise is an area Netflix has dabbled in before – like those “Stranger Things” tees at Target and other items at Hot…

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Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ to stay on Netflix after new deal

You can still catch one of Chef Anthony Bourdain's well-loved shows on Netflix.Image: Getty Images As the world continues to reel from the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain, many fans have been revisiting his great work, from books to television. Now Netflix has announced it’ll still be easy for fans to do so on its streaming service.  SEE ALSO: President Obama joins other big names in posting touching tributes to Anthony Bourdain The run of the chef’s CNN series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, was to leave the streaming service on Saturday, June 16. But Netflix announced on Tuesday afternoon that…

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Netflixs first Mark Millar project is a comic called The Magic Order

Netflix is launching its first project with Wanted creator Mark Millar, since acquiring Millarworld, the publishing company he owns and operates with Lucy Millar. The plan is to develop TV, films and even kids’ shows based on Millarworld properties, but the first thing Netflix will release from the team is actually a comic, to be sold both in digital and print formats, called ‘The Magic Order.’ The six-issue series is written by Mark Millar, and includes art by Olivier Coipel, who previously did work for Marvel on Thor, The Avengers and other series. The story centers around a family team of…

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