The addition of Holland was disclosed in a regulatory filing Monday, though she officially joined the board last week. While the board seat at Horizon is not a full-time job, it suggests that she intends to stay active in the industry following her departure from Netflix.
horizon acquisition corp. II's other board members include DraftKings CEO Jason Robins, and Asif Satchu and Modi Wiczyk, the co-CEOs of MRC Entertainment. MRC is also a sponsor of the SPAC alongside Eldridge Industries. MRC produced House of Cards, which was Netflix's first breakout original series. (Disclosure: MRC Entertainment is a co-owner of The Hollywood Reporter through a joint venture with Penske Media titled PMRC.)
Horizon is one of many of SPACs that have raised funds through IPOs this year, seeking to merge with or acquire companies in the technology, media, gaming or entertainment businesses. Former Disney COO Tom Staggs and Disney streaming chief kevin mayer are involved with an entertainment-focused SPAC of their own, which filed for its IPO last month.
Holland departed Netflix in September after she was passed over for a new role a head of global TV by co-CEO Ted Sarandos. That job went instead to Bela Bajaria. An 18-year veteran of the company, Holland helped transform Netflix from a company still in the DVD-by-mail business into a streaming content powerhouse.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter – Former Netflix Exec Cindy Holland Resurfaces as Board Member of Entertainment-Focused SPAC