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Netflix Names STX Executive Sheroum Kim as Director of Independent Films

Sheroum Kim, a vice president of production at STX Films, has been named director of independent films at Netflix.

The latest in a string of pedigreed hires in the content group at the streamer, Kim will report to content acquisitions head Matt Brodlie as soon as next week. Brodlie is also the co-head of the indie film division along with Ian Bricke.

STX titles that Kim helped shepherd include “Adrift,” starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, “I Feel Pretty” with Amy Schumer, and Hailee Steinfeld’s “The Edge of Seventeen.”

Kim has done stints at the Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips shop 22nd & Indiana Pictures, Warner Bros., and the talent agency WME. The news was first reported by Deadline.

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