Tendo Nagenda
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United States Uganda

Tendo
Nagenda

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.

Career

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Plan B Entertainment
  • Netflix

Education

  • Claremont McKenna College (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
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Netflix Restructures Studio Film Team, Top Executive Tendo Nagenda to Exit

Netflix Restructures Studio Film Team, Top Executive Tendo Nagenda to Exit

Netflix's restructuring continues with the impending departure of one of the streamer's top film executives, Tendo Nagenda.The veteran executive, who joined Netflix from Disney in 2018, shepherded such movies as "The Harder They Fall," "Da 5 Bloods" and the upcoming "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" for the streamer. Variety can confirm that Nagenda's last day in his role as VP of original film will be Sept. 1. “Tendo joined the company four years ago and helped to build out...

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