Tendo Nagenda
Courtesy of Netflix
United States Uganda



VP, Original Films

The L.A.-born son of a Ugandan father and a Belizean mother, Nagenda brings a diversity of experience to the executive suite that few could hope to match. Since coming to Netflix in 2019, he helped develop Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Hillbilly Elegy,” Jeymes Sam­uel’s “The Harder They Fall” and upcoming films including the “Knives Out” sequel and Joe and Anthony Russo’s actioner “The Gray Man,” reported to be the streamer’s most expensive film ever with a $200 million-plus budget. He came to Netflix following eight-plus years at Disney, where he rose to EVP of production, guiding such films as “A Wrinkle in Time,” “Mulan” and “Queen of Katwe,” shot in his father’s native country, where he lived for a year when he was 12.


  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Plan B Entertainment
  • Netflix


  • Claremont McKenna College (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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