Apple hires Sony Pictures TV Co-President to senior role for Apple TV+
What you need to know
- Apple has hired Chris Parnell to a senior programming role for Apple TV+.
- Parnell previously served as the Co-President of Sony Pictures Television.
- Parnell will rejoin Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht who used to work at Sony.
Apple has hired Chris Parnell, the Co-President of Sony Pictures Television, to a senior programming role for its Apple TV+ streaming service.
Reported by Variety, Parnell will be working on the domestic development team to build its catalog of original series.
Jeff Frost, the president of Sony Pictures Television Studios, announced Parnell's exit from the company in a memo on Wednesday.
The move will reunite Parnell with Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, the former presidents of Sony Pictures Television and the current heads of Apple's streaming service.
You can read the full memo from Jeff Frost to employees below:
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