Either in terms of content, crews or distribution, hardly any domain in the international film business has gone untouched by the rise of streaming platforms. In a changing industry landscape, where risks and opportunities go hand in hand, sharing knowledge is key. Tendo Nagenda, the VP of Original Films at Netflix, talks about the next steps for the streaming platform and the types of stories and audiences of interest. The session brings Tendo and the Talents together, to find out what the streaming platform can do for emerging directors and producers who want their arthouse films to be financed and shown.
As Vice President of Original Film, Tendo Nagenda heads production for Netflix’s original slate of feature films. He previously served as an Executive Vice President of Production at Disney (where he guided such titles as DUMBO, MULAN and A WRINKLE IN TIME); as VP of Production for Good Universe (JUNO, STRANGER THAN FICTION); and as a creative executive at Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. He holds a dual degree in Economics and Government and initially worked as a financial consultant for Deloitte and HBO before switching into creative producing.
Matthijs Wouter Knol
Matthijs Wouter Knol has been the director of the European Film Market since 2014. Originally from the Netherlands, he previously worked as a creative producer of a dozen internationally acclaimed and award-winning documentary films. He then worked for IDFA, where he was responsible for its co-production and sales markets, and set up the IDFAcademy including its Summer School. From 2008 to 2014, he was Programme Manager of Berlinale Talents, and a co-founder of the Berlinale Residency.