On and off-screen talent agency, Ibison Talent Group has hired Netflix’s Lynnette Happ as a Partner.
Happ joins ITG from Netflix where she was Global Talent Acquisition Lead, working across UK, US and Europe. For the past six years she has been overseeing Netflix recruitment, hiring top talent globally.
ITG has hired Happ to support the company’s expansion. As Partner, she will be responsible for helping ITG achieve growth across its Executive Search division. She will also be responsible for expanding ITG’s network both in London and globally. Her focus will be on leadership searches across documentaries, unscripted/factual, scripted, film, as well as news.
At Netflix, Happ oversaw end-to-end recruitment for scripted and unscripted series, international film, documentaries, kids and family content, as well as acquisitions and licensing, production, post production, production finance, and business and legal affairs. She also led a team of researchers and recruiters in Netflix’s UK office and their HQ in Amsterdam, and simultaneously managed dozens of searches in the UK, across Europe, and in the Middle East and Africa. Happ also created, executed, and trained the global Netflix Talent Acquisition team on hiring strategies, specifically focused on how to hire top-tier creative and production talent.
Nicola Ibison, CEO, Ibison Talent Group, says: “Lynnette is one of the stand-out talents in the industry, with an exceptional network in the UK, US, and across EMEA. She has hired some of the most sought-after talent in the entertainment industry and we are delighted to welcome her to our team. Her appointment is significant as we continue to expand our business into the US market. We’ve recently attracted outstanding US-based talent to roles in the UK and Lynnette’s appointment will not only enable us to expand this offering, it will give us a real opportunity for transatlantic growth.”
Lynnette Happ comments: “I am thrilled to be joining ITG at this exciting time of growth as there is a huge market opportunity in the US, UK, and Europe. ITG are serious about being the best at what they do and Nicola has built an impressive team and business. Her approach to executive search is elevated, innovative, and strategic with an unmatched network and reputation. I look forward to further expanding the company’s relationships across entertainment and media.”
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