MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE TO HONOR TED SARANDOS OF NETFLIX AND NBC ‘LATE NIGHT’ HOST SETH MEYERSJune 20, 2016 at the St. Regis Hotel
Each spring, the Museum recognizes top leaders in the media industry at its annual industry tribute at the St. Regis Hotel. On Monday, June 20, the Museum will honor Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and Seth Meyers, host of NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Dinner Co-Chairs for the evening are Michael Barker, Co-President of Sony Pictures Classics; Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment; Reed Hastings, Founder and CEO of Netflix; George Kaufman, Chairman of the Kaufman Organization; Jon Kamen, Chairman and CEO of Radical Media; Ivan L. Lustig; and Herbert S. Schlosser, Chairman Emeritus, Museum of the Moving Image.
As Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos has led content acquisition for Netflix since 2000. With more than twenty years of experience in home entertainment, Sarandos is recognized in the industry as an innovator in film acquisition and distribution. Before Netflix, Sarandos was an executive at video distributor ETD and Video City / West Coast Video. He is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and serves on the board of Exploring the Arts, a non-profit focused on arts in schools. Sarandos also serves on the Film Advisory Board for Tribeca and Los Angeles Film Festival, is an American Cinematheque board member, an Executive Committee Member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and is a trustee of the American Film Institute.
Seth Meyers is an Emmy Award-winning writer and current host of Late Night with Seth Meyers. Meyers was named one of the 2014 "Time 100," Time magazine's 100 most influential people. Meyers also hosted the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. He began his TV career with Saturday Night Live in 2001, where he was a cast member for thirteen seasons. Meyers acted as head writer for nine seasons and "Weekend Update" anchor for eight seasons. In 2011, Meyers won the Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for host Justin Timberlake's musical monologue. Meyers also garnered 10 additional Emmy nominations for his work as a writer in television. In addition, Meyers has joined forces with SNL alums Fred Armisen and Bill Hader on IFC’s Documentary Now, a series of documentaries and biopics, each about a completely fictitious subject.
Funds raised from this evening will help the Museum maintain and strengthen its education programs, which serve over 50,000 students and teachers each year.
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