Melissa Cobb
Stephanie Girard
United States
2020

Netflix

Melissa
Cobb

VP, Original Animation

As the leader of Netflix’s global kids and family animation team, Cobb brought in features such as the musical “Over the Moon,” directed by Oscar winner Glen Keane, and “Klaus,” a 2019 Oscar nominee for best animated feature. She scored a homegrown hit with “The Willoughbys,” Netflix’s second original animated film, which was streamed by 37.6 million families in its first four weeks on the platform. Cobb’s slate includes series and films by creators such as Sergio Pablos, James Baxter, Kris Pear and Guillermo del Toro. And she’s developing “Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices,” a project designed to spark conversations around identity and social justice featuring Black celebrities and artists reading aloud from children’s books that explore the Black experience.

Career

  • THE WILLOUGHBYS
  • KLAUS
  • OVER THE MOON

Education

  • Stanford University (CA, USA)
  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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Netflix's Melissa Cobb Lists Regal Silver Lake Estate

Netflix's Melissa Cobb Lists Regal Silver Lake Estate

L.A.'s hipster-approved Eastside neighborhood of town is known for trendy shops and restaurants, plus effortlessly cool historic homes -- many of them sited on smallish, tightly-packed lots. But Melissa Cobb's Silver Lake showpiece estate bucks that trend. The Netflix exec has listed the covetable house, a decadently genteel, clapboard-sided affair, for a hefty $5.85 million. That's still a lot of money for the area, of course, but the property is unusually large, nearly a half-acre in all, and located on what...

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