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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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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