Netflix Executive James McGough Named COO of PictureStart

  • The Wrap
Netflix executive James McGough has been named chief operating officer of PictureStart, the newly launched production studio led by former Lionsgate co-president Erik Feig, the studio announced on Wednesday.

McGough will provide strategic counsel, oversee finance, business affairs and physical production. Feig launched PictureStart in May with the focus of co-financing and producing content around the theme of “Discovery of Voice.” McGough will report to Feig.

“I truly believe in what Erik and his team have created with PictureStart and the platform they are giving to ‘discovery of voice’ storytelling,” McGough said in a statement. “I’m excited for this opportunity to build upon Erik’s vision.”

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McGough joins PictureStart from Netflix where he oversaw the content strategy and analysis team for the streamer’s original film division. While at Netflix, he was responsible for key strategic initiatives as
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