LA prodco Amplify Pictures has appointed veteran factual producer Lauren Haber to head up the documentary slate at the firm behind HBO’s 100 Foot Wave.
Based in New York, Haber will report to Rachel Eggebeen, Amplify Pictures’ Amsterdam-based chief content officer, and, in the newly created role, will be responsible for overseeing and expanding the company’s current slate of documentary projects, with a focus on ongoing series and IP creation.
Haber joins Amplify Pictures after previously serving as VP of production at Impact Partners, working on documentary projects including 32 Sounds, directed by Sam Green; Another Body, directed by Sophie Compton and Reuben Hamlyn; Aftershock directed by Paula Eiselt & Tonya Lewis Lee; Paper & Glue, directed by JR; and the three-part HBO series, Nuclear Family, directed by Ry Russo-Young.
Prior to Impact Partners, Haber produced for documentary filmmakers Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau, collaborating on the feature documentaries Narco Cultura, Immigration Nation and Trophy.
Haber’s appointment comes after Amplify Pictures sold a minority stake in the business to investment firm Great Mountain Partners in July, while adding former Netflix exec Eggebeen to the team and naming Colin King Miller as COO, with both execs taking on founding partnership roles alongside founder and former Amazon Studios exec Joe Lewis.
“Lauren is a one-of-a-kind producer and executive who thinks big and exemplifies the qualities – smart, funny, innovative – that make Amplify Pictures the home for top filmmakers and creators. She will be a phenomenal leader for Amplify Pictures as we expand our documentary slate, and we are thrilled to have her bring her sharp sensibilities to our growing team,” said Eggebeen.