Jamie Erlicht
Peter Yang
United States
2021

Apple TV+

Jamie
Erlicht

Head, Worldwide Video

Erlicht and fellow Apple Worldwide Video head Zack Van Amburg had quite the 2021 awards season, with Apple TV+ earning its first two Oscar nominations for “Wolfwalkers” (animated feature) and “Greyhound” (sound) and scoring an impressive 35 Emmy noms, including 20 for hit comedy series “Ted Lasso.” The duo, who came to Apple in 2017 after 15 years at Sony Pictures Television, opened Apple’s wallet to build out the streaming platform’s film slate, securing the worldwide rights for Anthony and Joe Russo’s adaptation of the Nico Walker bestseller “Cherry,” starring Tom Holland — a deal estimated to be in the high $40 million range — and Antoine Fuqua’s slave thriller “Emancipation,” starring Will Smith, for a reported $120 million.

Career

  • Columbia TriStar Domestic Television (DEFUNCT)
  • Sony Pictures Television
  • Apple TV+

Education

  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)
  • University of San Diego (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Digital Entertainment Impact/Digital Execs
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Apple Sets $1 Billion Budget for Original TV Shows, Movies (Report)

Apple Sets $1 Billion Budget for Original TV Shows, Movies (Report)

Is Apple ready for its big Hollywood debut?The tech giant has targeted $1 billion in spending for original television series and films over the next year, looking to establish itself as a buyer of premium entertainment, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing anonymous individuals.With its checkbook whipped out, Apple may be poised to acquire up to 10 TV high-caliber series, and company execs have begun scouting out prospects with agencies, according to the Journal.Already, Apple has signaled its aims to...

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