The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) today announced Netflix Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos as the moderator for a conversation with Norman Lear and Quincy Jones. It is expected that Sarandos will have a lively discussion with these two industry legends as part of the Storytellers and Pop Culture track at NATPE Miami 2016. This marquee session is one of several conversations showcasing major creative forces spanning numerous genres of television. Mr. Lear and Mr. Jones will take the stage on Wednesday, January 20th at 2:00 pm at the Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort in the Ocean Tower Salon.
Ted Sarandos has led content acquisition for Netflix since 2000 and in the process built Netflix into a global and respected force. With more than 20 years of experience in home entertainment, Ted is recognized in the industry as an innovator in film acquisition, distribution and the creation of award-winning original content. Before Netflix, Ted was an executive at video distributor ETD and Video City / West Coast Video. He also serves on the Peabody Advisory Board, Film Advisory Board for Tribeca and Los Angeles Film Festival, the retail advisory board for the Digital Entertainment Group and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
The NATPE Miami Market and Conference returns to Miami Beach next week - January 19 – 21, 2016. This year’s newly expanded campus will span both the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and neighboring Eden Roc resort. The conference operates under the banner theme “Be Creative. Be Fearless. Be Ready.” encouraging attendees to be imaginative, tenacious and equipped to succeed in the ever expanding, interdependent content community. For more details on the schedule at NATPE Miami 2016, please visit www.natpe.com.