Ted Sarandos

Co-CEO at Netflix


Ted Sarandos is co-CEO of Netflix. 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. Ted leads the teams responsible for the acquisition and creation of all Netflix shows and films from around the world such as Stranger Things, Squid Game (Korea), La Casa de Papel (Spain), Sacred Games (India), The Witcher (Poland), The Crown, The Irishman, Bird Box, Red Notice, and the 3-time Academy Award winning film ROMA (Mexico). Ted is recognized in the industry as an innovator in film and television acquisition, distribution, and production, and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2013 and received the Producers Guild of America Milestone Award in 2019. He is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and is Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, is a trustee of the American Film Institute, and on the board of Exploring the Arts and Spotify.



  • Co-CEO

    January, 2023 - present

  • Co-CEO & Chief Content Officer

    March, 2000

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