While some may not see the importance of a Senior Vice President of Scripted Development being poached by Netflix, one being snagged from Disney’s Freeform, however, is something of note.
Disney is in the process of removing some of their content from Netflix; as they look into developing their own digital streaming service.
Netflix then pens a deal with Shonda Rhimes and Shondaland; which has been producing shows for Disney via ABC for the last few years.
Netflix is bringing in another experienced programming executive from traditional media
What this all comes down to is small shows of strength. With every hire and poached employee, every broken deal, this may be only the beginning of more moves.