Hollywood 2018: James Farrell, Head of Amazon Studios International Originals

James Farrell is the new head of Amazon Studios international originals.

Previously head of content, international expansion for the e-commerce giant’s entertainment arm, Farrell will lead the international original teams in Japan, India, Europe, Mexico and Brazil as well as future locations.

“We’ve had significant success in this area to date and, by streamlining our International Originals Team under one creative leader, we can strategically carry out our ambitious global vision and ensure our future growth,” said Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke, to whom Farrell will report. “Breakout ideas can come from creators all over the world and, by ramping up global production and making Amazon Studios the home for creators worldwide, the possibilities are endless in terms of what we can bring our Prime Video audience.”