Jamie Erlicht


Apple taps Gaumont’s head of production

Apple’s Worldwide Video Programming division has hired veteran production exec Carol Trussell as head of production. Trussell will start her new role in March 2018. She arrives from Gaumont Television where she has served as head of production since 2013. The exec oversaw hit productions such as Narcos, Hannibal, Hemlock Grove and F is for […]

Kaplan exits Sony as Le Goy expands role

Andy Kaplan is one of three president-level executives leaving Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), with worldwide distribution chief Keith Le Goy rising in the reshuffle. Kaplan (pictured) has been with Sony or its affiliates for nearly 30 years, and has greatly expanded the US studio’s channels operations in his most recent role. However, he will leave […]

Apple adds second Witherspoon scripted original

Apple’s push into original scripted television has continued by putting a second series from Reese Witherspoon into development. Are You Sleeping is billed as a thriller drama series from Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine prodco. Octavia Spencer (The Help) will star, with Nichelle Tramble Spellman (The Good Wife) the writer and creator. The series is based on […]

Apple sets first official drama series

Apple has officially signed off on its first drama series, the long gestating scripted series starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston (pictured). The show will follow the staff and stars of a morning TV show in the States, and Apple has given it a straight-to-series, two-season order comprising 20 episodes. Reports in the US describe […]

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 […]

Apple confirms ex-C4 exec Jay Hunt as Euro chief

Tech giant Apple has confirmed the hire of former Channel 4 content chief Jay Hunt, news TBI first reported on earlier this month. She has been named European creative director of worldwide video, a role that will see her commissioning original content from Europe. Apple has committed US$1 billion to content in a bid to […]

Apple nabs Wandell from Amazon

Amazon’s head of international productions, Morgan Wandell, is leaving to join Apple as head of international creative development. Wandell (pictured) will report to Jamie Erlicht and Zach Van Amburg, chief content officers of worldwide video for Apple. The announcement arrives days after Wandell’s boss, Roy Price, resigned from Amazon Studios over reports of sexual harassment. Wandell’s […]

Apple orders Spielberg anthology drama

Apple has kicked off its push into high-end scripted programming with the commission of Amazing Stories from director Steven Spielberg. The anthology drama is the first ordered under Apple worldwide video chiefs Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg. The deal is nearly complete, with Spielberg’s Amblin Television set to coproduce alongside Universal Television and Bryan […]

Jay Hunt linked with Apple post

Former Channel 4 content chief Jay Hunt is being linked with a role at Apple. According to sources, she has been in talks over an unspecified role at the tech giant’s London office. The story first emerged on The Airwaves news site. Hunt is known to be close to Apple original video chiefs Jamie Erlicht and […]

Sony hires ex-Fox exec as Rozenfeld exits

Sony Pictures Television has hired former 20th Century Fox Television exec Jeffrey Glaser, with current programming chief Kim Rozenfeld set to exit. Glaser will join Sony Pictures Television Studios (SPTS) on September 5 as executive VP of US current programming, with Rozenfeld reported to be joining former studio chiefs Jamie Erlicht and Zack van Amburg […]