Gotham Awards Industry Tribute Goes to Netflix’s Ted Sarandos
This year’s Gotham Independent Film Awards will honor Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer at Netflix, for his innovative work in the industry. Credited with the binge-watching format and emphasis on original content for the web, there’s no doubt that Sarandos, with Netflix, has changed the way people view entertainment.
Having served as chief content officer and vice president of content at Netflix since 2000, Sarandos has led content acquisition at the video streaming service through its foray into original content. This includes the Emmy-nominated series “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards,” along with feature documentary “The Square” and short-form documentary “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.”
The Gotham Indie Film Awards tribute acknowledges the role Sarandos played in recognizing (and shaping) the future of the digital content in the entertainment industry. His name will list among Katherine Oliver, who received last year’s industry tribute, along with past honorees such as Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Tom Rothman, and Jeff Skoll.
The 24th annual Gotham Awards will take place this year on December 1 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Nominees for the remaining awards will be revealed on October 23.Tags: Binge-Watching, gotham independent film awards, house of cards, industry tribute, katherine oliver, Netflix, Netflix Original Series, Orange Is the New Black, Ted Sarandos, The Square