Apple's Video Team Gains TV Programming Veteran Michelle Lee

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The latest addition to Apple's video team is Michelle Lee, who is taking on a role as a creative executive, reports Variety. Lee will report to Matt Cherniss, the former president and general manager of WGN America who now leads development of Apple's worldwide video unit.

    Prior to joining Apple, Lee worked with Jason Katims at the Universal Television-based True Jack Productions, where she helped develop and produce several series. "Rise," "The Path," "About a Boy," and "Pure Genius" are some of the shows that she worked on. Prior to that, she worked with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci on "Sleepy Hollow" and "Fringe."


    Apple started building its new video division in June with the hiring of Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, two former Sony executives who now report to Apple senior vice president of internet software and services Eddy Cue. Erlicht and Van Amburg helped produce shows like "Breaking Bad," "Better Caul Saul," "The Crown," and more.

    Erlicht and Amburg have made several hires since then, bringing on Matt Cherniss in August and former Amazon Studios executive Morgan Wandell in October, along with other television executives.

    Apple's video team is currently pursuing two shows, including a reboot of Steven Spielberg's sci-fi series "Amazing Stories" and an untitled "morning show drama" that will star Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.

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  2. Braderunner macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2015
    Wow! “Rise” and “The Path”!
    Those were shows?
  3. drinkingtea macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2016
    Always glad to see Apple hiring more women, especially women of color. :)
  4. kwikdeth macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2003
    Tempe, AZ
    Amazing Stories reboot? Count me in. Just rewatched that a few months ago. Saw it as a kid and forgot how good it was.
  5. WBRacing macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2012
    I think Apple are playing it a bit fast and loose with the term "veteran" in that press release.
  6. thasan macrumors 6502a

    Oct 19, 2007
    oh, moving from B&W TV era to color TV era? :p
  7. dumoore macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2017
    In another article they simply said "Years veteran" which you know, means two. After she graduated HS at 18. So, she's 20.
    But seriously - this is great news. Love to see the diversity.

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