Zack Van Amburg
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Head, Worldwide Video

Zack Van Amburg has helped bring the best of television to fruition. That’s undoubtedly what prompted Apple to grab him last year alongside longtime collaborator Jamie Erlicht as it entered the original programming space. On the still-under-wraps Apple service’s slate is a remake of Steven Spielberg’s anthology “Amazing Stories,” an Octavia Spencer drama about America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and a comedy starring Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Dickinson. Van Amburg worked at Sony Pictures Television for 20 years, serving as co-president with Erlicht and more than doubling the output of network primetime shows, including NBC’s “The Blacklist” and ABC’s “The Goldbergs” and “Shark Tank.” He made waves in basic and premium cable, too, with AMC’s “Better Call Saul” and Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.”


  • Columbia TriStar Domestic Television
  • Sony Pictures Television
  • Apple


  • Georgetown University (DC, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Digital Entertainment Impact/Digital Execs

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Apple Hires Sony Pictures TV Chiefs Jamie Erlicht, Zack Van Amburg for Top Video Posts

Apple Hires Sony Pictures TV Chiefs Jamie Erlicht, Zack Van Amburg for Top Video Posts

Apple has tapped longtime Sony Pictures Television presidents Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht for newly created posts overseeing worldwide video-related efforts at the tech giant.They will report to Apple's top executive for all things content: Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Internet software and services, who praised the pair for their success at Sony.“Jamie and Zack are two of the most talented TV executives in the world and have been instrumental in making this the golden age of television,”...


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