Nishika Kumble joined Archwell Productions as the head of the couple’s scripted television productions with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
He was served by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as Senior Vice President of Scripted TV. Part of that work involves working with streaming giant Netflix, with which the royal family has signed a multi-year partnership to produce content.
Kumble will “lead all scripted television productions and work with Netflix to create entertaining content with a variety of voices that are loud, and inspiring.” Archwell.
The California resident is very capable in his new role. She has previously served as Vice President of Development and Production at Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s Le Train Productions. During his tenure there, he handled the company’s TV productions, where he worked on shows, including AMC’s “Kevin Kane F ** s Own” and Quebec’s “Center Peace”.
She was also the Director of Development at Noah Holly’s FX-based production company 26K. He produced several seasons of “Fargo” and “Legion”. Similarly, she was employed at Indie Studio Entertainment One for her scripted TV department.
Kumble recently joined the rental channel Pysnik, head of Archival Productions’ non-fiction TV. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry took her from Disney +, where she worked as director of international content. He led the international launch of the platform and oversaw non-script series and films in overseas markets.
The two women will work with Bennett Leon, a former business analyst at Sony Pictures Entertainment. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex hired him as Archival Production Coordinator in the spring. The trio will report to veteran Hollywood film producer Ben Browning, who heads the content.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced two projects in their agreement with Netflix since they founded Archival Productions in 2020. The first is “Heart of Invictus”, a documentary produced by Duke, following the journey of rivals in the rescheduled Invictus Games. The Hague in 2022