past event

Morris Series Lecture: The Future of the Small Screen: Netflix and the Streaming Revolution

Join us to hear from Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix, in conversation with Derek Thompson, staff writer at The Atlantic. Sarandos will share what he has learned from his experience in buying original content, discuss the programming strategy of Netflix, as well as touch on the effects of the crowded streaming environment on today’s dynamic entertainment industry.

6:00 pm cocktails followed by a program from 6:30-8:00 pm.


Ted Sarandos has led the content team for Netflix since 2000. With more than 20 years’ experience in home entertainment, Ted is recognized in the industry as an innovator in film acquisition and distribution. Before Netflix, Ted was an executive at video distributor ETD and Video City / West Coast Video. He also serves on the Film Advisory Board for Tribeca and Los Angeles Film Festival, the retail advisory board for the Digital Entertainment Group and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Ted is married to U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant and has two children.

Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic, writes on economics and politics, media and money in America today—and always with an expert sense of what’s important. Whether he’s analyzing labor markets, entertainment, or government—or changes in generational spending and voting habits—Thompson offers sophisticated takes that people actually want to read. He’s also the author of “Hit Makers: a bestselling exploration of the science of popularity.”

Event information
Tue Nov 19, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
The Walt Disney Family Museum
San Francisco, CA