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Netflix exec Tendo Nagenda exits

Netflix’s restructuring continues with the imminent departure of one of the platform’s top film executives, Tendo Nagenda.

The veteran executive, who joined Netflix from Disney in 2018, directed movies like “The Harder They Fall,” “Da 5 Bloods” and the upcoming “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” for the streamer. Variety can confirm that Nagenda’s last day in office will be September 1.

“Tendo joined the company four years ago and helped build our studio film team, which has delivered movies like ‘The Harder They Fall,’ ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,’ ‘The Old Guard,’ ‘Da 5 Bloods’ and ‘Hustle,'” Scott Stuber, Netflix’s head of global movies, said in a statement. “It was an integral part of our evolution from acquiring and licensing movies to making them ourselves. We wish him all the best for the future.”

Nagenda added: “I am honored to have been a small part of a film team that has led the Oscar nominations three years in a row, become the world’s largest film producer by any metric, lead the industry through a pandemic and become the standard bearer for representation and inclusion both in front of and behind the camera. I wish Netflix continued tenacity and audacity to deliver the big hits and tell the great and beloved stories that need to be told. Glide.”

The news comes amid a major shakeup of Netflix’s studio film crew, which will now be led by Kira Goldberg and Ori Marmur, whose slate of upcoming movies includes “Slumberland,” “Heart of Stone” and “The Killer.”

Deadline was the first to report the news of Nagenda’s departure.

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