Mike Hopkins
Courtesy of Sony Pictures
United States
2021

Amazon Studios, Amazon Prime Video

Mike
Hopkins

SVP

Hopkins had a leading role in Amazon’s pending deal to acquire MGM, which will bring a library of more than 4,000 films to the Prime Video catalog, including the James Bond and “Rocky” franchises, for $8.5 billion. Since leaving his post as CEO of Sony Pictures Television to join Amazon in early 2020, he’s beefed up its Prime Videos slate of originals with movies such as “Being the Ricardos,” starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem, and signed deals with talent ranging from Michael B. Jordan to Serena Williams. He also increased the streamer’s commitment to live sports, closing an 11-year deal to make Prime Video the exclusive home for NFL’s “Thursday Night Football” beginning in 2022 and expanding its international coverage of soccer, tennis and swimming.

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
  • 2020 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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