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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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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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