Georgia Brown


Amazon gets European exec teams in place as it “bulks up” unscripted

Amazon is staffing up across Europe with commissioning and business affairs teams in major markets, while “bulking up” unscripted efforts as it looks for more reality and documentary fare out of the UK and Spain. Georgia Brown, director of European originals at Amazon, said the business is going through a “heavy period of investment” as […]

Netflix’s Sarandos, Amazon’s Brown set for Series Mania

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos and Amazon Studios’ European originals boss Georgia Brown are heading to Series Mania as part of the French festival’s ‘Lille Transatlantic Dialogues’ programme. The day-long 27 March event is billed as a bilateral summit between the European Union and the US, uniting political decision makers with leading industry execs […]

Amazon “desperate” to support broadcasting landscape

Amazon Europe boss Georgia Brown has said it is “mad” to think that the streaming service is going to “warehouse rights” and snatch shows away from domestic broadcasters. The director of European Originals for Amazon assuaged fears long held by traditional channels that the platform would reduce the number of co-productions it invests in – […]

Amazon Studios reshuffles after Salke hire

Amazon Studios has restructured its TV arm after the hire of NBC’s Jennifer Salke as new head of Amazon Studios. Salke’s first move is to up the studio’s COO Albert Cheng, who served as interim head after the departure of Roy Price, to co-head of television. He will also keep his COO title. A partner […]

Fremantle Int’l’s global content chief set for departure

FremantleMedia International’s (FMI) executive vice president of global content, Katrina Neylon, has handed in her resignation after six months on the job, according to reports. Neylon, who joined the company last September from Studiocanal, is to leave the business after six months, according to Deadline which first broke the news. The exec was brought in […]

Fremantle ups scripted buyer

FremantleMedia International (FMI) has promoted Rebecca Dundon to director of scripted acquisitions, and hired an exec from ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE). Dundon takes on the new role after joining FremantleMedia’s sales arm as senior acquisitions manager in 2015. She previously worked at Shine International (now part of Endemol Shine International). Anthony Patton is joining […]

Amazon hires FMI’s Brown as Euro originals chief

Amazon Studios has hired FremantleMedia International’s Georgia Brown as its first director of original television for Europe. The hire brings to an end Amazon Studios’ search for a European content chief, and comes after the Amazon Prime Video SVOD service went fully international in December. Brown’s remit will see her commissioning programming from producers in […]

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part V

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 reveals why, where and how the genre is evolving, tackling the big issues with anecdotal evidence and data gathered from the world’s top scripted executives. Lights… camera… action! How has binge viewing changed the market for drama?   With global services to feed, the search for universal drama stories has […]

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part IV

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 reveals why, where and how the genre is evolving, tackling the big issues with anecdotal evidence and data gathered from the world’s top scripted executives. Lights… camera… action! What is the most important change in the way that scripted projects are financed?   It’s an unprecedented moment in time for […]

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part III

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 reveals why, where and how the genre is evolving, tackling the big issues with anecdotal evidence and data gathered from the world’s top scripted executives. Lights… camera… action!   In a fragmented market, what is the most fruitful way to source IP?   Have you got a idea burning away, […]