Top Netflix Exec on ‘Making a Murderer’ Season 2 and Chris Rock’s $40M Payday

As Netflix grows its 86.7 million global subscribers and its content budget balloons past $6 billion, Lisa Nishimura will have ammo to compete in the competitive doc space once dominated by HBO. Netflix’s deep pockets extend to the other half of her job, too, where as the head of comedy programming, she made a big bet on Chelsea Handler and paid a reported $40 million to lure Chris Rock back for two stand-up specials. – Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter