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Ted Sarandos, Netflix Co-CEO, gets Entertainment Person of the Year award

Cannes Lions has named Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO, Netflix as Entertainment Person of the Year, 2022. The award is bestowed in acknowledgement of the important role played by entertainment in the communications and marketing arena. The award is a celebration of the inventiveness inspiring others to create entertaining, enthralling and relevant content. At the live awards show of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the award will be presented to Sarandos.

Netflix will debut at speaking on stage at Cannes Lions. Along with Michael Kassan, CEO of MediaLink and the New York Times Opinion Writer and “Sway” podcast host, Kara Swisher, Sarandos will discuss about the need for continuous innovation, the future of entertainment and creativity at the Lumiere Theatre.

“We are thrilled to privilege Ted Sarandos with Entertainment Person of the Year honor. He has played an instrumental role in transforming the creative landscape in the last decade, by creating an array of precisely enthralling content at Netflix”, said Phillip Thomas, Chairman of Cannes Lions.

After Lorne Micheals, the Saturday Night Live producer, who got the inaugural honour at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in 2019, Sarandos is the second entertainment industry veteran to get the eminent award.


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