Mike Hopkins
United States

Sony Pictures Television



After “The Handmaid’s Tale” shocked forecasters and won the Emmy for best drama in 2017, it capped a successful tenure for former Hulu CEO Hopkins, who guided the thornily structured company through four years of growth as a viable pay-TV model. Now he’s turning his attention to a more expansive empire as chairman of Sony Pictures Television, which produces dozens of series across broadcast, cable and digital, including “The Crown” for Netflix, “Better Call Saul” for AMC, “The Good Doctor” for ABC and “Cobra Kai” — the “Karate Kid” follow, complete with two of its original stars — for YouTube. His Hulu experience also makes him uniquely suited to add a little muscle to Sony’s streaming service, Crackle, as it squares off against bigger rivals.


  • Sony Pictures Television
  • Hulu


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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
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Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins: Service Will Grow Ad Share With Better Measurement

Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins: Service Will Grow Ad Share With Better Measurement

Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins said the streaming-video site will turbo-charge its advertising business once there's third-party measurement at scale.At the same time, Hopkins, speaking at the Paley Center for Media’s 2015 International Council Summit Friday in New York, pointedly noted that the lack of independent measurement hasn't stopped the likes of YouTube and Facebook from capturing millions in ad dollars. "Their lack of Nielsen or comScore measurement hasn't slowed them down," he said. GroupM chairman Irwin Gotlieb, who appeared on...


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