Melissa Cobb
Dan Doperalski for Variety
United States
2019

Netflix

Melissa
Cobb

VP, Kids & Family

Since joining Netflix to head its kids and family programming in 2017, Cobb has set up animated feature projects with “Despicable Me” co-creator Sergio Pablos, Guillermo del Toro, Henry Selick, Jordan Peele and Wyclef Jean, as well as closed deals to acquire the children’s educational brand “StoryBots” and bring the works of late author Roald Dahl to television for the first time ever. She has also inked Chris Williams (“Moana,” “Big Hero Six”), Peabody winner Chris Nee (“Doc McStuffins”) and Darla Anderson (“Coco,” “Toy Story 3”) to overall pacts. Cobb made her bones producing a trio of “Kung Fu Panda” films at DreamWorks, before doing a 21-month stint (2016-17) as chief creative officer and head of studio at Oriental DreamWorks in Shanghai.

Education

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

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Guadalajara: Netflix’s Melissa Cobb Teases Cross-Studio Collaboration

Guadalajara: Netflix’s Melissa Cobb Teases Cross-Studio Collaboration

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- In the world, it would be hard to choose a more exciting figure to introduce a masterclass than Guillermo del Toro, and even more so when that talk is given in the filmmaker’s hometown of Guadalajara Mexico at a festival he has been involved with for its entire 33-year existence.If the audience was excited when Del Toro emerged from the wings to introduce guest speaker Melissa Cobb, Netflix vice president, kids & family, they were absolutely buzzing...

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