Jamie Erlicht


Network veteran Cherniss joins Apple

Ex-studio and US network veteran Matt Cherniss has joined former Sony execs Jamie Erlicht and Zack van Amburg at tech giant Apple, which is set to invest US$1 billion in original and acquired programming. Cherniss has been named as head of domestic creative development at Apple, having left his role president and general manager of […]

Sony beefs ups drama team with ex-Syfy exec

Sony Pictures Television (SPT)’s new leaders have hired former Syfy development exec Andrew Plotkin for its studio drama team. Plotnik has been handed a senior VP of drama development post at the Culver City studio’s TV wing, Sony Pictures Television Studios (STVS). He will replace Lauren Stein, who was upped to executive VP and head […]

Sony names trio of TV chiefs

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has set a new management team following the departures of Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg for Apple. Jeff Frost is rising from executive VP of business affairs to president of Sony Pictures Television Studios (SPTS), a new division that separates business from creative. Jason Clodfelter and Chris Parnell are also […]

Sony builds out sales team with Econet hire

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has hired Econet Media’s Kunle Falodun (pictured) as VP of distribution for Africa. Falodun began his new role in July, working out of SPT’s London office and reporting to senior VP of UK, Africa, Ireland and Iberia Mark Young. Prior to Sony, Falodun was head of business development at African broadcaster […]

Sony bosses to lead Apple programming push

Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg are joining tech giant Apple to lead its push into original programming. News broke last week that the pair was exiting Sony Pictures Television, where they were co-presidents. Apple has been experimenting with original programming, and recently launched its first original series, Planet of the Apps. With Erlicht (above […]

Sony Pictures Television co-presidents out

Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht are leaving their roles as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Tony Vinciquerra, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)’s new CEO, will work directly with remaining leadership until the president role is filled. No direct replacement has been lined up. Van Amburg (right) and Erlicht had been co-presidents of SPT since […]

Lynton takes charge in Sony TV restructure

Sony has confirmed the departure of its TV chief Steve Mosko and unveiled a new structure that sees all of his divisional bosses report direct to Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton (below, left). Mosko (right) is leaving the studio after over 20 years and will, Sony said, have a consulting role. “I want to […]

Yahoo saves Community

Web search giant Yahoo has saved the cancelled NBC comedy Community by agreeing to finance a sixth season. The new run of the show, which has a significant cult following but regularly failed to draw good broadcast numbers, will go out on Yahoo Screen following a deal with rights holder Sony Pictures Television. The ensemble […]

Netflix orders original drama series from Sony

Netflix’s has ordered another original drama, this time from the creators of Glenn Close legal drama Damages. Sony Pictures Television will produce the as yet untitled show from Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler (aka KZK), which will follow a group of siblings whose secrets are revealed when their black sheep brother returns […]