Amazon has signed Mike Hopkins, to lead Prime Video and Studios. Since 2017, Mike Hopkins has served as Chairman of Sony Pictures Television. Before joining Hulu, he was working in sales at 21st Century Fox’s.
On February 24, Hopkins will report directly to Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and chairman, when he officially joins Amazon. Hopkins starts his new job as senior vice president for Prime Video and Amazon Studios
IN A NOTE : “Mike comes to us with over 20 years of industry experience at Fox, Hulu, and Sony,” Blackburn said in an email to his Amazon staff. “He has an extensive track record as a global business leader in media, film and TV — negotiating landmark content and distribution agreements, running marketing operations, leading product/tech teams, and overseeing production of breakthrough television content.”.
Hopkins worked at Fox full-time while studying at UCLA Anderson. In comparison to the two normal full-time students, it took him for three years to complete his degree. Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, Presidents of Sony, joined Apple in 2017 to lead video programming division.
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Amazon is now focused on programs that expand with international audiences, such as a program based on fantasy thriller. Amazon Prime membership costs $119 per year, which includes free shipping on retail orders as one of its main draws.