Head of Asia-Pacific Originals
Erika North is the Head of Asia-Pacific Originals at Amazon Studios, overseeing development of original content such as the recently announced The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart featuring Sigourney Weaver in Australia, or the recently launched Amazon Original The Masked Singer in Japan.
Before joining Amazon in 2019, Erika North was Director of International Originals and Content for Asia-Pacific at Netflix. In this role, she set the overall Content strategy for the region and launched the first International Originals across markets including Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines and India, developing Original series such as Thai fantasy drama The Stranded, Taiwanese-Malaysian period drama Ghost Bride and romantic comedy Triad Princess.
Prior to Netflix, Erika North held the position of Head of Programming and Production at HBO Asia, where she set up the Asia-Pacific Originals strategy for the company and launched the first Originals out of the region across scripted TV, film and docuseries from locales including Taiwan, China, India, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore among others. In that role, she was responsible for Award-winning HBO Originals such as The Teenage Psychic and Halfworlds, and critically acclaimed true-crime docu-series Behind Closed Doors.
Erika North has dual nationality, British and Filipino, and holds a Master of Science from London School of Economics and Political Science.