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Ari Tan

Producer, Tanoply Productions
New York, New York US
Open To Virtual Coffee
Seasoned Studio Executive and Independent Producer


Ari Tan is an industry veteran, with 12+ years of entertainment experience. Most recently, he served as Head of Strategy, International Studios at Paramount. In this role, Ari oversaw the strategic direction and expansion of the international production unit, a leading supplier of premium original content to major streamers, including Paramount+, Netflix, Amazon and HBO Max. Ari has been instrumental in establishing VIS as a global content leader, with a vast production footprint spanning more than 20 countries and 15 languages. He shepherded dozens of international originals and grew the studio presence throughout vibrant content regions including: Israel, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, UK, Korea, Germany, Italy. His producing credits include Murder of God’s Banker and upcoming series The Changemakers and Mafia Spies for Paramount+. Ari also served in senior roles throughout Paramount's key business units, including: the MTV Entertainment group, Content Distribution, Themed Entertainment and Ad Sales. Before his switch to entertainment, Ari worked in investment banking and private equity at various Wall Street institutions, such as Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. Additionally, Ari has deep roots in the creative communities, having served as judge for multiple festivals, including Hollyshorts, Chelsea Film Festival and Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. He is also a Founding Associates Board Member of Hollywood Radio & Television Society in New York. Ari is a full voting member of the Television Academy and BAFTA. Ari holds a Bachelor of Science with Honors Degree from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance & Strategy from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.