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Amazon Studios Europe and India share original series strategy at Content London

The Big Picture Keynotes
Amazon Studios director of European Amazon original series Georgia Brown and head of Indian Amazon original series Aparna Purohit are the latest international SVoD heavyweights to join the International Drama Summit. In this keynote interview the two executives will outline their current and future scripted strategies and slates and discuss what they are looking for from the international business for Amazon Prime Video in the important markets of Europe and India.

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Brown returns to Content London to discuss what’s new for 2020 and Purohit joins for the first time and heads the line-up of leading Indian broadcasters, streaming services, producers and creatives taking part this year. More speakers for this years’ focus on India will be announced soon.

Georgia Brown, director of European prime original series, Amazon Prime Video
Brown is the director of European prime original series for Amazon Studios where she oversees the development and production of scripted and non-scripted Amazon Originals in Europe, including shows like Good Omens, The Power, The Grand Tour, El Corazon de Sergio Ramos, La Templanza, El Sid, Bibi & Tina and more. Brown joined Amazon in 2017 from Fremantle Media where she was executive vice president of content and co-productions, overseeing acquisitions for Fremantle Media International (FMI), the company’s distribution business, and working on a range of projects including Young Pope, D83, Apple Tree Yard and American Gods. Previously, Brown was SVP of Acquisitions at Shine International, where she worked on Broadchurch, Educating Yorkshire, One Born Every Minute, 24 Hours in A&E, Masterchef and Code of a Killer. Before Shine, Brown was a commercial manager at BBC Worldwide and worked with over 120 independent producers in the UK and internationally to manage rights acquisitions and early investment on BBC Worldwide-distributed programming including Africa, Mad Dogs, Misfits, Natural World, Primeval, Sherlock and Top Gear.

Aparna Purohit, head of India original, Amazon Prime Video
Purohit is the head of India original at Amazon Prime Video. She has developed and launched all Indian Originals on Amazon Prime Video including Inside Edge (International Emmys Nomination, 2018), Breathe, Comicstaan (S01 & 02), Four More Shots Please!, Mirzapur and Made In Heaven. 
Purohit was the first person to join the Originals’ team in India in 2016. Prior to this she was the creative head at Mumbai Mantra where she ran the Mumbai Mantra | Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab in collaboration with the Sundance Institute from 2010-2015. She also had the additional responsibility of being the he Creative Head – Productions at Cinestaan Film Company, a boutique film studio where she supervised production on the company’s maiden production Mirzya, created by the national award winning director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and was also developing several other projects. She has also worked with UTV Motion Pictures (which later merged with Disney), Reliance Entertainment and Sony Entertainment Television. She has also worked with National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) as a consultant on Film Bazaar 2010 and managed all the aspects of the film market. Purohit is an alumni of the APJ Kidwai Mass Communication Research Center (MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi and has been working in the Mumbai film industry for over 16 years now.

They join other confirmed speakers:

Sarah Aubrey
Head of original content
Sandra Dewey 
Business operations and productions
Nicole Clemens
Paramount Television
Piers Wenger
Controller of drama
Georgia Brown
Director of European Prime original series
Amazon Studios
Aparna Purohit
Head of India original
Amazon Prime Video
Courteney Monroe
National Geographic Global Television Network
Julie McNamara
EVP of Original Content
CBS All Access
Nancy Cotton
EVP and head of scripted programming
Karen Bailey
Senior vice president, original programming
Julian Fellowes
Writer, director and novelist
Gareth Naeme
Carnival Films
Sally Wainwright
Writer, producer and director
Faith Penhale
Lookout Point
Nils Hartmann
Director of original productions
Sky Italia
Jill Offman
Comedy Central and Paramount Network International
Cameron Roach
Director of Drama
Sky Drama
Anna Croneman
Head of Dramafilms
SVT - Sveriges Televison
Nick Forward
Chief content officer
Philipp Steffens
Head of fiction
RTL Television
Superna Kalle
Executive vice president, international digital networks
Trish Williams
Executive director, scripted content
Ralph Lee
Director of content
BBC Studios
Tracey Pearce
President of distribution and pay
Bell Media
Jakob Mejlhede Andersen
EVP and Viaplay chief content office
Nordic Entertainment Group
Nathalie Biancolli
Director of acquisitions and international fiction
France Télévisions
Holt McCallany
Leading actor
Jamie Mustard
The Iconist
Piotr Kocel
Founder and CEO
Bombay Sour Films
Robert Delamere
Creative director
Tarun Katial
ZEE5 India
Nosa Eke
Writer and director
Anna Winger
Pascal Breton
Federation Entertainment
Krishnendu Majumdar
Co-founder and executive producer
Me+You Productions
Sebastian Burkhardt
Managing director, global content
Keshet International
Nathalie Morley
Chief content officer
TRACE Global
Karin Heijink
VP Pay-TV Channels
Viasat World
Jonathan Cavendish
Jenna Powell
Senior VFX producer
Milk Visual Effects
Guy Gadney
Marianne Furevold-Boland
Executive producer
NRK Drama
Sameer Nair
Applause Entertainment
Abhishek Rege
Endemol Shine
Elizabeth Koshy
Founder and CEO
INVAR Studios
Karen-Lise Mynster
When the Dust Settles
Ida Maria Rydén
When The Dust Settles
Dorte Høgh
When The Dust Settles
Stinna Lassen
When The Dust Settles
Milad Alami
When The Dust Settles
Christian Rank
Head of drama
Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen
Reindeer Mafia
Mika Kurvien
director and screenwriter
Reindeer Mafia
Pete Eklund
Reindeer Mafia
Olivier Jollet
Managing director Europe
Pluto TV
David M. Taghioff
Library Pictures International
Amanda Jenks
Greenacre Films
Sidharth Jain
Found and chief storyteller
The Story Ink

The multi-award winning Content London is made up of four standalone events: The International Drama Summit, The Unscripted Entertainment Forum, Kids Content Futures and Screenomi.

The International Drama Summit takes place on December 3/4/5, with Unscripted, Kids and Screenomi taking place on December 6.

The Drama Series Pitch at Content London is open for entries. For further information and how to apply CLICK HERE.

Stay at the Official Content London Hotel with discounted rates

We have taken over the entire St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel for the 2019 event, with a host of networking events taking place in the venue. You will not be able to get into the hotel without a Content London delegate badge.

We have negotiated discounted hotel rates at the hotel, which will be taken up entirely by Content London delegates. Once you have booked your delegate ticket, your unique booking code will be shared with you to enable you to book your room.

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