Mike Hopkins
Courtesy of Sony Pictures
United States
2020

Amazon Studios, Amazon Prime Video

Mike
Hopkins

SVP

A longtime Hollywood player, Mike Hopkins joined Amazon in early 2020 as the top entertainment exec at one of the world’s biggest companies, reporting directly to Jeff Bezos. Replacing Jeff Blackburn, he has oversight of both Prime Video and Amazon Studios — both big responsibilities. In Hopkins, the e-commerce giant tapped a tenured industry pro. He previously served as CEO of Sony Pictures Television, where he streamlined operations, and was chief exec for four years at Hulu, which he launched into live TV distribution. Earlier in his career, he was president of distribution for Fox Networks. At Amazon, Hopkins has a global purview, charged with bringing new content and services to the company’s base of more than 150 million Prime members.

Career

  • Sony Pictures Television
  • Hulu
  • Amazon Studios

Education

  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)
  • California State University–Long Beach (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact

Philanthropy

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Amazon's Mike Hopkins Hire Signals Company's Enhanced Commitment to Entertainment

Amazon's Mike Hopkins Hire Signals Company's Enhanced Commitment to Entertainment

In a sign that Amazon is enmeshing itself even further into the entertainment industry, Jeff Bezos is adding one of Hollywood’s own to his inner circle.Mike Hopkins, Sony Pictures Television’s chairman of the past two and a half years, is decamping from the studio to become senior vice president of Prime Video and Amazon Studios on Feb. 24, reporting directly to Bezos, the chairman and CEO of the tech behemoth. Hopkins will effectively be the highest-ranked industry player at the...

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