Pauline Fischer

Ms. Fischer is an industry leader with a proven track record of building strong and diverse slates, driving creative, and brokering some of the industry’s most groundbreaking and innovative deals.

Across previous roles, including Netflix and Paramount Pictures, she has established a reputation for taking creative ideas from concept to release and building cutting-edge businesses and initiatives. As an architect of the Netflix Original Film business, Ms. Fischer oversaw the acquisition, development and production of internationally acclaimed films including OkjaBrightBeasts of No NationFirst They Killed My FatherA Very Murray Christmas, and Death Note. She also greenlit KlausThe Two PopesMurder Mystery, and Dolemite is My Name. Also during her tenure at Netflix, deals she brokered helped revolutionize the Netflix film brand including a four-picture deal with Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, a Pay TV deal between Disney and Netflix, and a franchise deal for the film Bright starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. As vice president of acquisitions at Paramount Pictures International and Worldwide DVD, Ms. Fischer acquired film and television content globally and helped launch the company’s DVD Premiere Group. Currently, Ms. Fischer advises on content strategy, business development and global productions and co-productions through her company, PMF Media Group.

Ms. Fischer’s career has included leadership roles across strategic planning, business development,  and content acquisition and production with both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.  She is recognized for being a long-time advocate of creating opportunities for diverse creative voices and executive talent within the industry.  Ms. Fischer is also a dedicated leader in the non-profit world serving as a founding board member of The Blackhouse Foundation established in 2006 and renown for increasing access to opportunities for Black independent filmmakers and executives and as Board Chair of Ednovate, an innovative charter school management organization formed with the USC Rossier School of Education to provide pathways for positive multi-generational change.

Ms. Fischer holds a JD and MBA from Harvard University and a BA in Economics/Business from UCLA. She was awarded a High-Tech Fellowship by Harvard Business School and is a member of the CA State Bar and the Executive Branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences (AMPAS).