In Creative Control: A Conversation with Morgan Wandell


A TV series directed by Woody Allen, Emmys and Golden Globes for a transsexual saga, and spectacular viewer figures for difficult material like “The Man in the High Castle” and “Hand of God”: On the basis of big data and courageous decisions, Amazon Studios has secured a firm place in the US television landscape in record time, establishing itself as a strong rival to streaming pioneer Netflix. Partial responsibility for this bold content strategy goes to Head of Drama Development Morgan Wandell, who we also have to thank for series highlights like “Brothers and Sisters”, “Ugly Betty”, and “Criminal Minds”. At MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin, he’ll discuss the development of material that ignores conventional ratings wisdom, along with other secrets of Amazon Studios’ success.


Morgan Wandell, Head of Drama Development, Amazon Studios


Alina Fichter, Journalist and Presenter, Bayerischer Rundfunk