Erik Barmack is Vice President, International Originals at Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service. Barmack is responsible for developing programming strategies and producing original series and other content outside of the United States.
Under his leadership, recent international original launches include Club de Cuervos and Ingobernable (Mexico), Marseille (France), Dark (Germany), Sacred Games (India), Edha (Argentina), Las Chicas del Cable (Spain), 3% and O Mecanismo (Brazil), and Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father (United Kingdom).
Upcoming series include The Eddy, Academy Award ® winner Damien Chazelle’s eight-episode musical drama that will be shot in France and feature dialogue in French, English and Arabic; as well as Italian original Suburra, Kingdom (Korea), and The Witcher saga (Poland) among other projects that represent Netflix’s commitment to investing in content and countries across the globe.
Over his six years at Netflix, he has served in a variety of senior executive roles, where in addition to developing the original and first-run strategies for international content, he helped set the initial strategies for kids, independent film, anime and other genre programming.
Prior, he worked in television production, distribution and digital media development, including a number of roles developing mobile/digital business strategy at ESPN. In addition, he was the Chief Operating Officer of a fantasy sports startup, which was sold to The Sporting News; he is the author of two books; and worked as a journalist for several years.