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Apple TV+ head of current scripted programming leaves role amidst executive reshuffle

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What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ head of current scripted programming has left his role.
  • Kim Rozenfeld is returning to production at his company, Half Full Productions.
  • The news comes amidst a reported executive reshuffle for Apple TV+.

Apple's head of current scripted programming and unscripted content at Apple TV+ has reportedly left his role, returning to production at his company Half Full Productions amidst an executive reshuffle.

According to Deadline:

Following the November 1 launch of Apple TV+, the streamer is realigning its executive ranks under toppers Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, combining development and current into a single-executive structure.Kim Rozenfeld is leaving as head of current scripted programming and docu/unscripted content. He will return to his producing roots with a first-look deal at Apple for his company Half Full Productions.

According to the report, Apple TV+ head of scripted development Matt Cherniss will now oversee current scripted series. Molly Thompson, Apple TV+ head of documentaries, will continue in her role.

Alongside Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, Rozenfeld was hired back in 2017, having previously worked as head of current programming for Sony alongside Van Amburg and Erlicht.

There are no further circumstances offered as to why Rozenfeld may have left his role. Whilst it is reported that his company has a first-look deal with Apple regarding production, it is unclear whether or not the move was pre-planned or is a response to more recent developments.

Apple TV+ has reportedly performed well in its opening week, drawing millions of users. Reports have also confirmed that Apple has ordered second seasons for four of its flagship shows, See, For All Mankind, The Morning Show and Dickinson.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.