LOS ANGELES (October 25, 2019) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, will be honored with the Guild’s 2020 Milestone Award. Sarandos will receive the award at the 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
“Ted continues to push the industry to new heights through his leadership at Netflix, which has forever left its mark on Hollywood,” said Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher, Presidents of the Producers Guild of America. “He has provided a platform for producers to create new content that may not otherwise be seen, providing not only more opportunities for producers, but also more content and pleasure for audiences around the world.”
“It is a great thrill to be honored by the PGA with the Milestone Award, as it celebrates the exceptional talent and the executive teams at Netflix who together have played such a meaningful role in shaping the way TV and films are made, distributed and enjoyed around the world. This has been and continues to be an amazing journey filled with milestones big and small. This is a big one.”Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix
The Milestone Award is the PGA’s most prestigious honor, recognizing an individual or team who has made historic contributions to the entertainment industry. The Guild’s 2019 honoree was Toby Emmerich. Past recipients of this award include Sherry Lansing, Clint Eastwood, Jim Gianopulos, Alan Horn, Bob Iger, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ron Meyer, Steven Spielberg and Tom Rothman, among others.
Ted Sarandos is Chief Content Officer at Netflix, overseeing the teams responsible for the acquisition and creation of all Netflix content, including original series from around the world such as Stranger Things, Dark(Germany) La Casa De Papel (Spain), and Sacred Games (India) and original films including such blockbusters as To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Bright, and Bird Box and the three-time Academy Award winning film ROMA. Ted has been responsible for all content operation 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. Today, Netflix is available in 190 countries and Netflix originals have received numerous awards around the world including 93 Primetime Emmy wins, six Oscars, and five BAFTA Film Awards including Best Picture.