Craig Erwich
Austin Hargrave/Hulu
United States
2018

Hulu

Craig
Erwich

SVP / Head, Content

When “The Handmaid’s Tale” won the Emmy for best drama last year, it surprised prognosticators. It was also a coronation for Hulu as a major source of original programming and a validation for Erwich, who gambled that a smart adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s science-fiction classic would resonate with contemporary viewers. Since then, the streaming service has continued to go big with original content under Erwich, with such new series as “Marvel’s Runaways” and “Castle Rock,” its second Stephen King outing after the miniseries “11.22.63.” Much about Hulu’s future after the Disney-Fox merger remains unclear, but Erwich will have broad responsibilities in shaping its content offerings — a clear sign that no matter what lies ahead, he’ll be part of it.

Career

  • Warner Horizon Television
  • FOX Entertainment

Education

  • Northwestern University (IL, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Digital Entertainment Impact/Digital Execs
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Hulu's Craig Erwich: Streaming Service Is 'Very Important Strategic Asset' to Disney, Owners

Hulu's Craig Erwich: Streaming Service Is 'Very Important Strategic Asset' to Disney, Owners

Hulu's senior vice president of originals Craig Erwich says that the streaming service will "continue to be an important player" as Disney absorbs 21st Century Fox's entertainment properties, and said its release of its Fyre Festival documentary ahead of Netflix's version "wasn't meant as a dig.""Hulu is a very important strategic asset for our owners," said Erwich at the Television Critics Assn. press tour on Monday, highlighting the streaming service's 48% year-over-year subscriber growth in 2018 to 25 million. "You don’t...

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