Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, the leading Internet television company, will attend In Conversation sessions at the 2015 Marché du Film.
The Marché du Film is the market arm of the Festival de Cannes and runs this year from May 13 to 22.
Ted Sarandos’ session will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10 AM within NEXT, an exclusive program for Marché participants, dedicated to the future
Speaking for the first time during the prestigious Festival, Ted Sarandos will address new distribution models and how they impact the financing and
production of films. Sarandos will be introduced by Thierry Fremaux, the General Delegate of the Festival de Cannes, and moderated by Laurent Cotillon, the
Chief Editor of Le Film Français.
“We are delighted to welcome Ted Sarandos to Cannes. Netflix is a key player among the new wave of companies using innovative approaches and enhancing
technology to create new models driving the industry forward. Ted is a huge addition to our line up and extraordinarily well positioned to address some of
the key themes that we will be exploring at NEXT,” said Jerome Paillard the Executive Director of the Marché du Film.
Netflix has had a decisive impact on the future of the film industry, as the world’s biggest subscription-based VOD service. Over 62 million members in
over 50 countries enjoying more than 100 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, making the company a forerunner in revolutionizing the way content
is consumed and now produced. Netflix plans to expand into 200 countries within the next two years.
“We are delighted to be at Cannes at such a dynamic time and look forward to an open and entertaining discussion about our industry” Ted Sarandos said.
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