September 08, 2023

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Dan Grabiner leaves Amazon UK To start Orchard Studios

Dan Grabiner is all set to launch Orchard Studios with another partner after exiting Amazon UK

By Betty Cruise September 08, 2023
Dan Grabiner leaves Amazon UK To start Orchard Studios
Dan Grabiner leaves Amazon UK To start Orchard Studios

Dan Grabiner is all set for new ventures.

Dan Grabiner's new production company's name wasn't kept a secret for very long. The departing Amazon UK executive is launching Orchard Studios with Nicola Hill, a seasoned veteran of British factual television.

Hill, the former co-CEO of The Garden, will take on an MD position, while Grabiner will serve as Orchard's CEO. The business will have a London location.

As Orchard hires for various creative roles, production independent advisory Matisse is offering creative, strategic, and talent support. An unknown private media investment entity has provided funding.

“I’ve loved building something big from scratch at Amazon and I’ve been lucky enough to do that with a brilliant team and mighty creative collaborators,” said Grabiner.

“Now it’s time to do that again with Orchard and I’m fired up about growing a new kind of studio, where ambitious ideas are nurtured into your favourite show.”

Hill will be in charge of managing commercial affairs, production, and operations. She is renowned for her ten years working for ITV Studios' The Garden, producer of 24 Hours in Police Custody.

“I’m thrilled to be working alongside Dan to launch Orchard Studios and build an ambitious, inclusive production company with a focus on creative excellence.”

Hill and Grabiner will integrate training pathways into Orchard's operations. Grabiner developed Prime Video Pathway, a £10 million ($12.5 million) program to promote diversity within the UK's film and television profession.