Jon Wax


Amazon in talks with YouTube’s Wax for drama role

Amazon Studios is in talks to appoint YouTube Premium’s scripted exec Jon Wax following the recent exit of genre head Sharon Tal Yguado. YouTube pulled back on plans to build a slate of high-end drama and comedies last year, with shows instead being offered on both its ad-supported site and its Premium subscription service. That […]

TBI Weekly: Digital giants invest in original teams

This week saw veteran programming execs move over to digital giants Apple and YouTube, as the platforms make a further push into original programming. Originals execs set to do the job at Apple & YouTube   Former president and general manager of US basic cable channel WGN America (WGNA) Matt Cherniss joined Apple, his former […]

YouTube adds ex-WGN & Fox execs for originals

YouTube is bolstering its original programming team by hiring former WGN America (WGN) and Fox executives. Jon Wax has been named head of drama, scripted and current at SVOD service YouTube Red, while Angela Courtin takes a marketing post. Wax previously worked at WGN as executive VP of original programming, and becomes the second exec […]