Named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most influential People of 2013 and taking home the ICG’s Television Showman of the Year award in 2015, Ted Sarandos leads the content team for Netflix and has held his post since 2000. With more than 20 years’ experience in the home entertainment business, Ted is recognized as a key innovator in the acquisition and distribution of films and television programs. From its roots as a U.S. DVD subscription rental company, Netflix is now the world’s leading Internet television network with more than 93 million members in nearly 190 countries.
Ted has also been producer or executive producer of several award winning and critically acclaimed documentaries and independent films, including the Emmy nominated “Outrage,” and “Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends.” He is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and serves on the board of Exploring The Arts, a nonprofit focused on arts in schools. He also serves on the Film Advisory Board for Tribeca and Los Angeles Film Festival, is an American Cinematheque board member and is an Executive Committee Member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Ted is married to U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant (ret.) and has two children, Sarah and Tony Sarandos.