Georgia Brown, head of Amazon Studios in Europe, is stepping down after 5 years within the position, Selection can reveal.

The manager’s final day on the enterprise is Wednesday (Aug. 31), although her departure is known to have been within the works for a while. Brown is believed to be shifting on to a different alternative, although it’s not but clear what or the place her new position will probably be.

Brown has been a robust and outstanding ambassador for Amazon Studios in Europe, and was the primary government employed to guide originals for the continent. Within the 2016 to 2018 interval, when quite a few the worldwide streaming providers have been first establishing store internationally and stored their executives largely out of view, Brown was at all times entrance and heart for Amazon, eager to debate her technique.

Information of her departure might come as a shock to some within the U.Okay. who noticed Brown participate in an Amazon Studios session on the Edinburgh TV Competition simply final week, flanked by senior members of her U.Okay. staff.

European originals gathered tempo all through Brown’s tenure, particularly out of the U.Okay., which has loved hit reveals corresponding to “The Grand Tour,” “Clarkson’s Farm” and the drama “Good Omens.” Forthcoming British originals embrace “Fifteen-Love” and the extremely anticipated “The Energy” and “Jungle.”

Elsewhere in Europe, Brown’s staff commissioned French documentary “The Pogmentary,” Italy’s “Bang Bang Child” and Germany’s “We Youngsters from Bahnhof Zoo.”

Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke and head of worldwide James Farrell shared the information with workers on Wednesday in an inner memo, seen by Selection.

“Since becoming a member of Amazon in 2017 Georgia has grown the staff from a single particular person to now a incredible group poised for continued progress in seven completely different nation places of work unfold throughout the continent,” they wrote.



“Whereas the quantity of native unique titles launching annually continues to extend, beneath Georgia’s steering the staff has remained steadfast in our dedication to a curated strategy, the place we’re working hand-in-hand with our European producing companions on each undertaking to create the very best high quality content material and sustaining the strongest relationships with the manufacturing group and expertise throughout the area. Fairly an accomplishment to say the least,” Salke and Farrell continued.

The executives stated they’ve been working with Brown to “transition her workload” forward of her exit.

Selection understands that the European Amazon Studios position will stay in place, and {that a} seek for Brown’s substitute is at the moment underway. Wider restructuring throughout the worldwide staff isn’t anticipated.

Over time, Brown has constructed up a robust staff of commissioners, together with U.Okay. head of originals Dan Grabiner and unscripted growth government Fozia Khan; head of French originals Thomas Dubois; and head of German originals Philip Pratt, amongst others.

Brown’s staff of commissioners will report into Farrell, who relies in Los Angeles, on an interim foundation.

In a heartfelt word to workers, Brown stated: “To the EU Originals staff: you’re excellent. One of the best within the enterprise. Your dedication and drive to boost the bar has delivered distinctive, award profitable and style defining collection and films within the final 5 years, and can proceed to take action for a lot of extra.”

“The influence of the content material and expertise you proceed to ship for our prospects isn’t just felt throughout Europe however all over the world and I can’t watch for extra of our unimaginable reveals to ship over the approaching months. These titles merely wouldn’t be what they’re with out your consideration to element, excessive ambition and dedication so I need to thanks all for such excellent work,” Brown wrote.

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