Amazon Studios is losing another executive in its U.K. office.
Frank Murray, the company’s head of scripted U.K. and pan-English production, has stepped down after two years in the role.
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Murray, who oversaw the studio’s U.K. production output, plans to launch a transatlantic production label, which will be based in both London and New York.
Among the shows he worked on at Amazon were Peter Capaldi-starrer “The Devil’s Hour” and “Wilderness,” which is due to launch this week on the streamer and stars Jenna Coleman.
Murray previously worked as an independent producer, getting credits on projects including “22 Jump Street,” “Sisters” and “The Wrestler.”
The news of Murray’s departures follows that of Daniel Grabiner, head of originals for the U.K. and Northern Europe at Amazon Studios, who stepped down last week. He is set to be replaced by Tara Erer, head of local original movies at the company.
Last year Grabiner’s boss Georgia Brown left the company and was not replaced.
“I can’t say enough good things about my amazing U.K. production team and about Laine Kline’s constant support throughout my tenure so the decision to leave my post with Amazon Studios wasn’t made lightly,” said Murray. “But with the shifting paradigm in global content production, my partners and I seized a rare opportunity to future-proof in a way that will not only allow me to continue creating value for the studio as an independent on select projects but also enable us to produce great content for all platforms.”
“We’re excited about getting to work on laying strong foundations for our new venture over the next few months, with a view to officially announcing the company by Q2 of 2024, with a few projects in tow.”
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