Albert Cheng

Amazon Studios appoints Vernon Sanders as co-head of TV

TV industry veteran Vernon Sanders has been drafted in as co-head of television at Amazon Studios. Working alongside Albert Cheng, he will oversee creative and production units for Amazon Prime Video. Commenting on the appointment, Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke said: “Vernon’s undeniable expertise in nurturing talent and creative material will be a huge asset […]

Amazon Studios reshuffles after Salke hire

Amazon Studios has restructured its TV arm after the hire of NBC’s Jennifer Salke as new head of Amazon Studios. Salke’s first move is to up the studio’s COO Albert Cheng, who served as interim head after the departure of Roy Price, to co-head of television. He will also keep his COO title. A partner […]

Amazon moves to iconic Culver Studios

Amazon Studios is relocating from its Santa Monica base to the iconic Culver Studios. The move means Amazon will work out of the famous ‘Gone with the Wind’ mansion, where a number of classic movies have been shot. Amazon Studios, online movie repository IMDb, Amazon Video and the firm’s worldwide advertising divisions will move to […]

Ex-Disney digital chief joins Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios has named former Disney/ABC Television Group digital chief Albert Cheng COO, and drafted in Bob Berney to handle its push into movie distribution. Cheng led Disney/ABC’s digital efforts, including its stake in on-demand platform Hulu, as executive VP and chief product officer before leaving last month. Cheng’s departure from The Walt Disney Company […]

ABC digital chief to depart

Disney/ABC Television Group digital boss Albert Cheng will leave the company in May. His departure follows Ben Sherwood succeeding Anne Sweeney, who he had worked closely with the Mouse House-owned TV group, as Disney/ABC president. According to Re/code, he told staff in an email that it was time to move on, though he would remain […]

Intel Media exec Eric Huggers ‘eyes Hulu role’

Intel Media’s corporate VP and general manager Erik Huggers has reportedly expressed interest in the vacant CEO role at US internet TV firm Hulu. According to a New York Post report, Huggers, along with NBCUniversal executive VP Lauren Zalaznick and Fox Networks group president Mike Hopkins, have shown interest in the role. Citing unnamed sources, the […]