More than 3,000 guests packed into the historic Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens on a starry night earlier this month to listen to a fireside chat between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Netflix co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.
The event was a celebration of the 10th anniversary of Endeavor Greece, the Greek affiliate of an international non-profit organization that supports high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets to fuel economic growth.
Endeavor invited guests to listen to the engaging discussion between Mitsotakis and Sarandos, moderated by the organization’s co-founder and CEO, Linda Rottenberg.
During the hour-long conversation, the two men discussed the wider audio-visual sector, with a particular emphasis Greece.
Since coming into office in 2019, Mitsotakis and his government have enacted a number of incentives and tax breaks for studios and producers to choose Greece for film projects.
Netflix shot its film “Beckett” (2021) starring John David Washington entirely in Greece several years ago.
“It was a privilege to have witnessed an honest, world-class dialogue about the future of technology, innovation and democracy in the country where the foundations of democracy were built,” Endeavor wrote in a statement after the event.
The event concluded with a performance by Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody, who recited an abridged version of “Pericles’ Funeral Oration.”
“It was only fitting to end the night at the 2,000 year old theatre of Odeon of Herodes Atticus with a moving passage from the ancient Greek time period,” Endeavor wrote.
Click here to watch the full conversation between Mitsotakis and Sarandos
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