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Please join us for a Career Conversation and a Media Industry Discussion with James Farrell ’99, Head of Local Originals, Amazon Studios . He will discuss his career journey and current trends in the industry.
As Head of Local Originals, James is in charge of all Original TV and film developed and produced by Amazon Studios outside the US. James joined Amazon in April 2015 to lead content for Prime Video in Japan before moving on to other roles encompassing India, Latin America, and ultimately the rest of international in 2018.
Local content has been a key driver for Prime Video’s success, and James now manages more than 20 teams based around the world including across Europe, Latin America, Asia, Canada, Australia, India and Africa.
Prior to Amazon, James spent 10 years at Sony Pictures Television with executive roles in Los Angeles, Toronto and Tokyo during that time. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School, a BA from Middlebury College, and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
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