×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

TV Veteran Michelle Lee Joins Apple Worldwide Video

Programming veteran Michelle Lee has joined Apple’s venture into scripted television content.

Lee has been named a creative executive at Apple Worldwide Video, the unit tasked with leading Apple’s push into series programming. She will report to Matt Cherniss, who in August joined Apple.

Since 2012, Lee has served as producing partner to Emmy-winning writer and showrunner Jason Katims at Universal Television-based True Jack Productions. There Lee developed and executive produced multiple series, including the upcoming “Rise” for NBC, “The Path” for Hulu, “About a Boy” for NBC, and “Pure Genius” for CBS. She previously worked for producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and began her career as a TV executive at the Mark Gordon Company.

Apple has been steadily building out its television content team since June, when it hired longtime Sony Pictures Television executives Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht to oversee a new programming unit. Cherniss later joined from WGN America as development head, with Amazon Studios exec Morgan Wandell coming aboard in October to lead international development.

Last month, Apple announced its first two scripted series efforts: a network morning-show drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon and a revival of Steve Spielberg’s anthology series “Amazing Stories.”

More Digital

  • Snap Inc

    Snap CFO Tim Stone to Leave Company

    Snapchat corporate parent Snap Inc. is facing another major executive departure: The company’s chief financial officer Tim Stone is on his way out, Snap revealed in a regulatory filing Tuesday afternoon. Stone will stay with the company to find a new candidate for his position for the time being, according to the filing. His last [...]

  • birdbox Sandra Bullock

    Will Netflix's Latest Price Hike Spur a Customer Backlash?

    Netflix is rolling out its biggest price increase to date — including hiking the standard HD plan from $10.99 to $12.99 per month — for all subscribers in the U.S. and parts of Latin America. The obvious risk: Some customers will see the higher prices as a reason to bail on Netflix, while there’s also [...]

  • Alex Jones Infowars

    Roku Faces Criticism Over Infowars Channel

    Streaming device maker Roku faced a backlash Tuesday over its decision to carry a channel for Infowars, the controversial website of right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The company responded by saying that Infowars wasn’t currently violating its terms of use. The uproar over Roky carrying Infowars comes a few months after most other major platforms, [...]

  • BTS 'Burn the Stage: The Movie'

    BTS 'Burn the Stage: The Movie' Documentary Set to Hit YouTube Premium Service

    “Burn the Stage: The Movie,” a documentary following K-pop group BTS on their 2017 concert tour, will be streaming on the YouTube Premium subscription service starting this Friday. The movie is based on the previous YouTube original series “BTS: Burn the Stage.” Since its release in theaters worldwide last November, “Burn the Stage: The Movie” has [...]

  • Sofia Coppola Bill Murray

    Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray Reteam on Apple and A24's First Co-Production

    Apple has officially entered the feature film world. Apple and A24 have teamed up on their first film under their recently formed partnership with “On the Rocks,” Sofia Coppola’s next pic, reteaming her with her “Lost in Translation” star Bill Murray along with Rashida Jones. Coppola will direct from a script she wrote. Coppola and [...]

  • Fire TV Stick Gets A No-Cost

    Fire TV Stick Gets Voice Control Upgrade

    Amazon is giving its Fire TV streaming stick a no-cost upgrade: The company will include its Alexa voice remote with device controls with the Fire TV stick going forward, while keeping the price at $39.99. The new remote, which was previously only available with the slightly pricier Fire TV 4K stick, includes both a power [...]

  • Bob Bakish CES

    Listen: Viacom CEO Bob Bakish Reveals His M&A Strategy

    Don’t expect Bob Bakish to blindly follow the rest of Big Media into its consolidation craze. Viacom’s CEO made clear his company can go it alone even as competing conglomerates seem engaged in a race for scale. “Viacom doesn’t really require a transformational deal,” he said during a keynote Q&A last week at Variety’s CES [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content