Netflix Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos will deliver a keynote address at the Banff Virtual Global Media Festival in June.
Sarandos was scheduled to participate in the Canadian event, which was held in Alberta in 2020, before the physical event was canceled due to the pandemic.
He will now speak on the opening day of the Festival on Monday June 14th.
“Over the past 10+ years, we have been thrilled to share great stories with Canadians and to work with some of the best designers from across the country,” said Sarandos. “As we expand our local presence, working with partners like the Banff World Media Festival helps us deepen these relationships and bring more Canadian entertainment to our members around the world. Although we will not be able to meet in person this time, I look forward to the unique dialogue that Banff offers.
“The impact Ted Sarandos and Netflix have had on the entertainment industry and on the lives of people around the world is impossible to quantify and has become much more evident over the past year,” added Jenn Kuzmyk, Director General of the Banff World Media Festival. . “Ted continues to support new voices and champion groundbreaking work, raising the bar for creative excellence. The festival is delighted to welcome him as Netflix Canada celebrates its 10th anniversary, for what is sure to be an inspiring opening speech, outlining its big picture and addressing some of the big questions the industry has and where it is. heads in the midst of continuous seismic change.