Craig Erwich
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SVP, Originals

When “The Handmaid’s Tale” won the Emmy for best drama in 2017, it surprised prognosticators. It was also a coronation for Hulu as a major source of original programming and a validation for Erwich, who had 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 his watch, with such new series as “The Act,” “Pen15,” “Shrill” and documentary “Minding the Gap,” which earned Hulu its first Oscar nomination. Though Walt Disney Television has assumed full control of the streaming platform and brought the original content team under its purview, Erwich continues to chart the course for Hulu’s content offerings.


  • Warner Horizon Television
  • FOX Entertainment


  • Northwestern University (IL, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Digital Entertainment Impact/Digital Execs
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Inside the Office of Hulu's Craig Erwich

Inside the Office of Hulu's Craig Erwich

Craig Erwich’s corner office at Hulu took some getting used to: It doesn’t have any walls. Like everyone who works at the digital studio — from CEO Mike Hopkins on down — the head of content sits in a cubicle. That’s part of the corporate culture. “I get a lot of stimulation from being around other people, so quite frankly, it’s actually a really good environment for me,” says Erwich, who joined last year from Warner Horizon. “I always found...


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