2022 was all about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and so far, 2023 is looking no different, with Harry’s memoir Spare breaking records left and right! Now, Harry and Meghan have changed their staff multiple times, most recently firing them ahead of their docuseries. But now, another staff change-up is coming, and it’s showing that they may be heading in a new direction with their upcoming projects.
Meghan and Harry have cut ties once again with some higher-ups from their organization, this time with execs who played a major role in their Archewell projects. This time, they’re parting ways with Oscar-winning producer Ben Browning and Fara Taylor. For those that don’t know, Browning oversaw operations of their Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan, and Taylor was the marketing campaign lead for the docuseries, Meghan’s podcast, and Harry’s memoir.
While Browning has already left the position, Taylor is set to transition out within the next year. Along with that, the official announcement didn’t give an indication of if their roles will be scrapped entirely or replaced.
In the same announcement, Harry and Meghan’s global press secretary Ashley Hansen said, “Ben and Fara have been integral to the creation and execution of many critically and commercially acclaimed projects during their tenure. They have expertly delivered content and campaigns that have exceeded expectations and made their mark within the cultural zeitgeist,” per Variety.
She added, “They played a critical role in helping to tell the stories of the Duke and Duchess thus far, and the couple remains hugely grateful for their support on those vital ‘look back’ projects, as they now look forward.”
So what’s forward? There have been talks about Harry releasing more memoirs, along with Meghan dabbling in the world of nonfiction. It seems like we’re learning more and more every day about their future, and it seems this staffing decision indicates they’re serious about transitioning to new projects.
Per the same report, other news from the brand indicates that philanthropic superstar Shauna Nep, who will work alongside executive director James Holt, will join, along with Chanel Pysnik continuing to oversee unscripted content, despite the unit focusing on scripted content.
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