Former Amazon executive Leo Zimbrón has been appointed senior vice president of Spanish-language features and international co-productions at Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell’s 3Pas Studios.
“There are few executives with the levels of experience and success that Leo has garnered over the years. Eugenio and I have both worked with him previously and love what he will bring to 3pas as we continue to build and scale our business,” Odell said. “He has great creative instincts combined with a sharp business mind. I don’t want to call him a unicorn for Spanish-language content – but oops, I just did.”
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Previously, Zimbrón served as head of local original movies for Latin America at Amazon Studios; he has worked on 40 projects for the company. In 2018, he held the position of director of fiction programming at EndemolShine Boomdog. Zimbrón also served as director of local production for Warner Bros. Pictures in Mexico from 2004 through 2010. Additionally, he was a founding partner of the production company Traziende Films in 2000, which he has since sold. Some of his producing credits include “Nosotros Los Nobles,” Mexico’s second highest grossing film of all time.
Zimbrón also produced “Club de Cuervos,” Netflix’s first original Spanish-language series. Other titles he worked on include “Subete a mi Moto” for Amazon Prime Video and the sitcom “Se Rentan Cuartos,” which is in its sixth season.
Zimbrón has content distribution experience as well, honing in on digital platforms. He has hosted conferences in Latin American countries and is also a member of the Mexican Association of Independent Producers (AMPI). He has served as vice president of AMPI and president of Feature Film Producers for the National Chamber of the Film Industry.
Derbez and Odell’s 3Pas focuses on “culturally-inspired stories” across the genres of film, television, podcasts and other mediums.
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