Award winning TV and feature producer BENJAMIN ODELL is Chief Executive Officer of 3Pas Studios, co-founded with Eugenio Derbez.
He has produced such movies as Spare Parts with Jamie Lee Curtis and Marisa Tomei and How to be a Latin Lover with Derbez, Salma Hayek, Kristin Bell and Rob Lowe, both for Lionsgate as well as Overboard with Derbez and Anna Faris for MGM and The Valet starring Derbez for Hulu. He recently completed production on Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe starring Derbez and Eva Longoria, which will premiere at Toronto this year. His recent local language movie Y Como es El? Starring Mauricio Ochman and Omar Chaparro is the highest grossing local language in Mexico since the start of the pandemic. He also produced two movies to be released this fall, the documentary 13:14 for Amazon as well as musical comedy Cuando Sea Joven, starring Veronica Castro which will be released theatrically in the US and Latin America.
He serves as executive producer on Amazon’s LOL (now in its fifth season) for which he was nominated for an Emmy as well as Amazon's De Viaje con Los Derbez (now in its third season), and Apple’s scripted comedy, Acapulco (now in its second season).
Previously Odell was an award-winning independent producer whose dozens of credits include Un Cuento Chino, the top-grossing Argentinean film of 2011 and winner of both the Spanish Academy Award, the Goya, as well as three awards from Argentinean’s Academy including Best Picture. He also produced Sangre de mi Sangre which won the Grand Jury Prize Winner at the 2007 Sundance Festival and was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards.
Odell spent his twenties living in Colombia, South America where he created and wrote over 300 hours of Spanish- language television, including some of the highest rated series of all time there. He also co-wrote the hit film, Golpe de Estadio, which was nominated for Spain’s Academy Award and was Colombia’s nomination for the Oscar in 1999.
Odell earned his MFA in Film from Columbia University where in 2017 he was lauded the Andrew Sarris Award for outstanding alumni. He’s a member of the Academy, the Producers’ Guild of America and TV Academy.