Zack Van Amburg
Maarten de Boer/Apple
United States
2020

Apple TV+

Zack
Van
Amburg

Head, Worldwide Video

Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht came to Apple in 2017 to create a library of original content from scratch for its streaming service, Apple TV Plus. They secured exclusive deals with the prodcos of Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ridley Scott and Idris Elba, as well as the Sesame Workshop and “Peanuts,” along with series commitments from marquee names including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, and J.J. Abrams. Launched globally in November 2019, the streamer went on to amass 107 nominations and 26 awards in its first year. Previously, Van Amburg worked at Sony Pictures Television for 20 years, most recently serving as co-president with Erlicht, shepherding such hits as “The Blacklist,” “The Goldbergs,” “Shark Tank” and “Better Call Saul.”

Career

  • Columbia TriStar Domestic Television
  • Sony Pictures Television
  • Apple TV+

Education

  • Georgetown University (DC, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Digital Entertainment Impact/Digital Execs
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Tom Hiddleston Joins Claire Danes in Apple Drama Series 'Essex Serpent'

Tom Hiddleston Joins Claire Danes in Apple Drama Series 'Essex Serpent'

Tom Hiddleston will star alongside Claire Danes in the series adaptation of the Sarah Perry novel "The Essex Serpent" at Apple, Variety has learned.The one-hour drama series follows newly widowed Cora (Danes) who, having being released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area. Hiddleston will star as Will Ransome, the trusted leader of...

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