Christian Davin, head of comedy advertising and marketing for Amazon Studios, is stepping down from his place on the finish of this week, sources have confirmed to TheWrap.
Davin has spent the previous yr overseeing advertising and marketing campaigns for Amazon titles like Eddie Murphy’s “Coming 2 America” and Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” which went on to earn two Oscar nominations. He was hired in April 2020 from Netflix, the place he served as he served as VP of world inventive advertising and marketing on movies like “Roma” and “The Irishman.” He has additionally held senior advertising and marketing positions at Warner Bros. MGM and twentieth Century Fox, the latter of which noticed him work on the advertising and marketing marketing campaign for the unique “Borat” movie.
Davin reported to CMO of Advertising for Amazon Studios and Prime Video, Ukonwa Ojo and labored carefully with studio head Jennifer Salke. A successor has not but been introduced.
Davin’s exit comes simply weeks after Amazon reached an settlement to buy MGM for $8.45 billion within the newest part of ongoing consolidation in Hollywood. Amazon hopes to make use of MGM’s in depth movie and tv catalog to bolster its streaming choices on Prime Video whereas it continues to develop authentic titles like “The Boys” and an upcoming “Lord of the Rings” prequel collection set 1000’s of years earlier than the occasions of J.R.R. Tolkien’s hit fantasy trilogy.
The departure was first reported by Selection.