Zack Van Amburg


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 […]

Sony lowers forecasts but keeps studio

Sony has lowered full-year forecasts for its entertainment business after reporting a double-digit decline in revenue at the division, which includes the feature film, TV and channels operations. The Japanese company recorded a massive write down at its Sony Pictures division earlier this year, but said yesterday the division can return to growth by producing […]

US, UK writers join C4, Sony anthology drama

British broadcaster Channel 4 and US studio Sony Pictures Television have pooled together top writing talent from both sides of the pond to write the upcoming TV anthology series Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas scribe Tony Grisoni, Harry Potter & The Cursed Child and Skins’ writer […]

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 […]

Sony sticks with programming chiefs

Sony Pictures Television has extended the contracts of co-presidents, programming and production Jamie Erlich and Zack Van Amburg. The pair will remain at the Culver City-based studio for another three years at least after signing contract extensions. SPT is currently producing US series including NBC’s new season hit The Blacklist, Syfy’s recently-recommissioned Helix and ABC […]