Amazon MGM Studios’ worldwide production boss Tim Clawson to step down

Fallout (Source: Amazon)

Tim Clawson, Amazon MGM Studios’ head of worldwide production and post, is stepping down after nearly five years at the company.

The exec said that he is leaving his role to “get closer to the action” after finding himself “increasingly distanced from the hands-on aspects of production that I am most passionate about.” Clawson announced his departure in a memo to staff, first published by Deadline.

He arrived at the company in 2019 as head of production strategy, joining from his role as SVP of production at HBO. He was promoted to head of worldwide production in November of that year.

The firm is behind Prime Video titles including The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power, Mr & Mrs Smith and the upcoming Fallout.

In a separate memo, Dan Scharf, VP of global business operations, to whom Clawson reported, wrote that he had come to value Clawson’s “broad knowledge and innovative approaches to building out an integrated global production team for Amazon MGM Studios.”

Going forward, Kim Rach will be taking on additional responsibilities and leading physical production for the television group in her role as head of TV production, reporting to Scharf. Peter OiIlataguerre’s role as of head of film production remains unchanged.

Amazon MGM Studios this week struck a deal with sister firm Audible that will see the two companies adapting podcasts for TV, while earlier in the month announced a partnership with YouTuber MrBeast to produce a reality competition series for Prime Video.

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