Ted Sarandos is the chief content officer at Netflix.
This episode features Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer and Chief Content Officer at Netflix, Ted Sarandos talk about the power of human connection in an industry where people must believe in ideas that don't exist yet. His book, Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection, is out now. 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, Dark (Germany), La Casa De Papel (Spain), and Sacred Games (India) and original films including blockbusters as To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Bright, Bird Box, and the 3-time Academy Award-winning film ROMA. Ted has been responsible for all content operations 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. Today Netflix is available in 190 countries and Netflix originals have received numerous awards around the world including 66 Primetime Emmy wins, 6 Oscars, and 5 BAFTA Film Award including Best Picture. Brian Grazer is an Oscar-winning producer and New York times bestselling author. His films and television shows have been nominated for forty-three Academy Awards and 195 Emmys. His credits include A Beautiful Mind, 24, Apollo 13, Splash, Arrested Development, Empire, 8 Mile, Friday Night Lights, American Gangster, and Genius, among others. He is the author of Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection and the New York Times bestseller A Curious MInd: The Secret to Bigger Life. Grazer was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World and is the co-founder of Imagine Entertainment along with his longtime partner Ron Howard. To watch the video of this talk, please visit youtube.com/googlezeitgeist.
If you wonder how Netflix became the colossus it is today, meet Ted Sarandos, its chief content officer. He’s been there twenty years and set in place the machinery that’s attracted Martin Scorsese, Alfonso Cuarón, Eddie Murphy and other A-listers. Leonard and Jessie wanted to know more about the man behind the curtain and Ted traced his personal saga, from video store manager to the most powerful man in Hollywood. It’s quite a story!
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Jul 30th, 1964
Location
Beverly Hills, California, United States of America
Episode Count
2
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
1 hour, 28 minutes