Mike Hopkins
United States
2019

Amazon Studios

Mike
Hopkins

SVP, Prime Video & Amazon Studios

When “The Handmaid’s Tale” surprised with an Emmy for best drama in 2017, it capped a successful tenure for Hulu chief Hopkins, who had guided the streamer for four years before switching to chair Sony Pictures Television, highlights of which include “The Crown” for Netflix, “Better Call Saul” for AMC, “The Good Doctor” for ABC and “Cobra Kai” for YouTube. The studio continues to find traction, with four out of six pilots ordered to series at the 2019 upfronts, and an overall deal signed with filmmaking power team Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Hopkins found ad-supported Crackle a new home through a joint venture with Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, and spearheaded the “Seinfeld” streaming rights sale to Netflix and syndication sale to Viacom. In early 2020, he left Sony for Amazon Studios, joining their roster of programming execs.

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
  • Dealmaker's Impact
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Mike Hopkins Named Amazon Video Entertainment Chief, Exits Sony Post

Mike Hopkins Named Amazon Video Entertainment Chief, Exits Sony Post

Sony Pictures Television Chairman Mike Hopkins is departing his post at the industry's largest independent TV studio to oversee Amazon's video entertainment operations, including Amazon Studios and Prime Video, effective Feb. 24.Current Amazon Studios head Jen Salke will report to Hopkins, who will report directly to Amazon chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos. Amazon's senior vice president of business development and digital entertainment Jeff Blackburn, whom Salke currently reports to and who oversees the e-commerce giant's streaming platform, is on sabbatical....

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