Cindy Holland has been named the Global CEO of Sister by Elisabeth Murdoch, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, and Jane Featherstone, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer.
Holland will determine strategic direction and oversee execution across Sister and its portfolio companies in the US and the UK.
Holland joins Sister after an 18-year tenure at Netflix, including nine years as Vice President of Original Content. In her role, she established the network’s original programming strategy and oversaw the teams behind titles including House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, BoJack Horseman, Grace and Frankie, Narcos, Making a Murderer, Stranger Things, The Crown, Icarus, Ozark, Big Mouth, Russian Doll, When They See Us, and The Queen’s Gambit, among many others. Most recently, Holland has been an active investor and advisor, with a focus on entertainment and women’s sports. Holland began her career on the producing side working at Spring Creek Productions with Paula Weinstein and at Mutual Film Company.
“I am delighted to join Sister at this exciting stage. The future is bright for well-positioned independent companies, and I love to build and support successful teams,” said Holland. “For years I’ve admired Jane Featherstone, and I am passionate about the artist-forward ethos that Liz has fostered at the Sister entertainment group. I’m excited to get to know the whole team, along with Carolyn Strauss, with whom I’ve wanted to work for a long time. I can’t wait to get started.”
“Cindy has been a transformational leader in the industry for many years. She’s the total package: strategic, curious and focused on impact. Cindy is exactly the person to help take us to the next level, and I’m really looking forward to working together,” said Murdoch.
“I’ve known Cindy a long time, and seen firsthand the passion she has for nurturing artists’ projects and creating a bigger vision,” said Featherstone. “I’m thrilled to welcome her and join forces to continue building Sister.”
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