After serving as Chairman of Sony Pictures Television for the past 2.5 years, Mike Hopkins is going to Amazon where he’ll oversee Prime Video and Amazon Studios.
News about Hopkins’ departure from Sony and new role at Amazon was shared by Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra in a memo to staff.
“I want to thank Mike for his outstanding leadership since arriving at the studio in late 2017. From day one he was charged with rethinking the way we run our television businesses,” the memo says. Hopkins’ will not be replaced, but responsibilities will be divided between Keith LeGoy, worldwide distribution president and Jeff Frost, president of U.S. production.
In the new role at Amazon, Hopkins will be reporting directly to Amazon Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos and taking over some responsibility from veteran Amazon executive Jeff Blackburn.
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