Ted Sarandos is Chief Content Officer at Netflix, overseeing the teams responsible for the acquisition and creation of all Netflix content including original series from around the world such as Stranger Things, Umbrella Academy, Dark (Germany) La Casa De Papel (Spain), Sacred Games (India) and The Witcher (Poland), and films including The Irishman, Murder Mystery, Bird Box, the 3-time Academy Award winning film ROMA and the Academy Award winning Marriage Story. Ted has been responsible for all content operation since 2000, and led the company's transition into original content production that began in 2013 with the launch of the series House of Cards, Arrested Development and Orange Is the New Black, among numerous others.
At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch. - Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures?