Benjamin joined Netflix in September 2021 as Manager for Grow Creative in DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), the Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia. In this role he is in charge of building out Netflix’s ATL and BTL talent pipelines for those markets.
Before that, he was Head of Serial Eyes, a postgraduate TV writing program for European writers where he worked with some of Europe’s premier showrunners, writers, producers and commissioning editors.
Previously, he managed the graduate Producers Program at UCLA film school for well over a decade, and has taught classes on story development for film and TV series, creative producing, and the US media industry. He has a Ph.D. in Cinema & Media Studies and an MFA in Creative Producing from UCLA and an MA in Radio/TV/Film from UT-Austin.