Amazon Studios' European Originals director Georgia Brown steps down

The former boss is exiting after five years with the company 

By Heather Fallon 1 Sep 2022

Amazon Studios' European Originals director Georgia Brown steps down
Georgia Brown. Credit: Edinburgh TV Festival

Amazon Studios’ Georgia Brown is stepping down from her role as director of European Originals.

Brown joined the company five years ago in 2017, where she spearheaded the Amazon Europe commissioning team and was the first executive hired to lead originals in the region.

According to an internal memo Brown said: “To the EU Originals team: you are outstanding. The best in the business. Your commitment and drive to raise the bar has delivered exceptional, award winning and genre defining series and movies in the last five years, and will continue to do so for many more.”

Her departure was reported by Variety which indicated that she is moving on to another, unspecified role.

Brown oversaw a European team which included UK Head of UK originals Dan Grabiner, unscripted execs Fozia Khan, Harjeet Chhokar and scripted execs Jonathan Lewsley and Daisy Mount.

During her tenure, she oversaw commissions including Expectation’s The Grand Tour and Clarkson’s Farm, as well as drama Good Omens and upcoming series Jungle produced by Nothing Lost.

Brown appeared at the Edinburgh TV Festival last week, where she introduced a clip of the latter and reiterated Amazon’s strategy of “never being in the volume game”.

She told delegates: “Every show we order has a different need for us, whether it’s a genre we want to explore or testing new waters, each one has a different benchmark.”

A search for a replacement is underway.

Brown joined Amazon from Fremantle Media International, where she was vice president of content and co-productions for two years, distributing series including The X Factor.

Prior to this, she was senior vice president at Shine International, where she worked on Broadchurch, MasterChef and One Born Every Minute.

Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke and head of international James Farrell said that “since joining Amazon in 2017 Georgia has grown the team from a single person to now a fantastic organisation poised for continued growth in seven different country offices spread across the continent.”

This article originally appeared on KFTV's sister site, Broadcast.

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