in a new position, SVP of Global Media & Entertainment. He will oversee all entertainment business that are being consolidated in one unit, including Prime Video and Amazon Studios, Music, Podcasts/Wondery, Audible, Games, and Twitch.Blackburn, who starts June 7, will report to Bezos until the transition in Q3, and then he’ll report to incoming CEO Andrew Jassy. Mike Hopkins, Steve Boom, Don Katz, Mike Frazzini, and Emmett Shear will now report into Blackburn.
This creates an additional top executive layer between Amazon’s streaming operations and the company’s CEO.Blackburn, SVP and member of outgoing CEO Bezos’s exclusive S-Team, is considered the prime architect of its video-streaming effort. Blackburn oversaw Amazon’s video-streaming service for seven years until going on a year-long sabbatical in summer 2019. There had been a lot of speculation whether Blackburn would return from his sabbatical or not. As one of Bezos’ closest associates, it was expected that he would be welcomed back in some capacity should he decide to return.
Related StoryAmazon Eyes Fall Date For Recent Camila Cabello 'Cinderella' AcquisitionIn February 2020, Sony Pictures TV Chairman Hopkins joined Amazon, taking over Blackburn’s duties to oversee video entertainment and reporting to Bezos.Amazon veteran Blackburn originally joined Amazon in 1998 after helping guide the company through its IPO at Deutsche Bank. He did a lot of building over two-plus decades, including 3P marketplace, Advertising, Amazon Studios/Prime Video, Music, A9/Search, and our Corp Dev org (M&A and BizDev teams). headtopics.comRead more: Deadline Hollywood »
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