Ricky Strauss
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United States
2019

Disney+

Ricky
Strauss

President, Content & Marketing

After helping to turn a slate of Disney films into megahits, Strauss is now a key player driving what the Mouse House hopes will be a business blockbuster: Disney Plus, the streaming service launching November 12 to challenge Netflix and others. As president of content and marketing, he oversees development of the Disney Plus original-programming slate and manages production partnerships and acquisitions. In the first year, Disney Plus expects to bow 25 original shows, including Jon Favreau’s “The Mandalorian,” the first live-action Star Wars series, as well as a “Lizzie Maguire” reboot. Strauss joined Disney in 2012, overseeing marketing for studio mega-flicks including “Black Panther,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Beauty and the Beast.” He previously spent seven years as president at Participant Media.

Career

  • BLACK PANTHER
  • INCREDIBLES 2
  • ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

Education

  • University of Vermont (VT, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Marketing Impact
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Ricky Strauss Lists English Tudor in Hancock Park (EXCLUSIVE)

Ricky Strauss Lists English Tudor in Hancock Park (EXCLUSIVE)

Long trusted and always impeccably informed property snitches Lucy Spillerguts and Yolanda Yakketyyak both pegged influential veteran entertainment industry executive Ricky Strauss as the seller of a conscientiously restored and thoroughly up-to-date 1927 English Tudor in L.A.’s historically hoity-toity Hancock Park ’hood with an asking price of $6.75 million. The former president of Participant Media and current president of marketing for the Walt Disney Studios purchased the decidedly dignified, half-timbered red-brick residence via trust in mid-2013 for exactly $3.9 million.The...

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