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Vuguru CEO to join Netflix

VOD service Netflix has hired Vuguru CEO Larry Tanz (pictured) to be its VP of acquisitions for Europe, joining later this year.
November 5, 2014

VOD service Netflix has hired Vuguru CEO Larry Tanz (pictured) to be its VP of acquisitions for Europe, joining later this year.

Tanz has headed up Vuguru, the digital studio launched and founded by former Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner, for the past five years.

In a statement given to media outlets, Eisner said: “Larry has done an incredible job turning Vuguru into a leading independent studio with titles in distribution worldwide. We know Netflix will benefit greatly from Larry’s leadership and expert knowledge of the space and wish him our very best.”

The news comes after Netflix launched in several major European countries earlier this year, including France, Germany, and Luxembourg. News of Tanz’s hiring was first reported by U.S. trade Variety.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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