Ricky Strauss
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United States
2018

Disney+

Ricky
Strauss

President, Marketing

With 25 years of industry experience, Strauss has been tapped to work his magic for the Disney+ streaming service, which will launch as a rival to Netflix in late 2019. As president of content and marketing, he will oversee the development of the service’s original programming and manage production partnerships and acquisitions. The new platform will offer a compelling alternative to other streaming services by producing content with high production values. Strauss has overseen a slew of successful marketing campaigns for Disney blockbusters in recent years, including “Black Panther,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Beauty and the Beast.” He first joined the studio in 2012, after seven years overseeing marketing and production at Participant Media.

Career

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

Education

  • University of Vermont (VT, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 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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