Apple TV+ Program Exec Bails 2 Weeks From Launch
Kim Rozenfeld, Apple’s head of current scripted programming and unscripted content at Apple TV+, has reportedly left his role and will return to focusing on his own production company, Half Full Productions.
The news comes amidst a reported executive reshuffle for Apple TV+.
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,” the Deadline report continued.
Apart from this, there has been no further circumstances offered as to why Rozenfeld has left his role.
Deadline claims that Apple TV+ head of scripted development Matt Cherniss will now oversee current scripted series, while Molly Thompson, Apple TV+ head of documentaries, will continue in her role.
Further reports from The Hollywood Reporter also suggests that Apple may also be in talks with former CEO of HBO, Richard Plepler, about a potential exclusive deal with Apple’s streaming service.
“The former HBO CEO, who departed the premium cable network in February after a three-decade run, is in advanced discussions to sign an exclusive production pact with Apple TV+. A deal is expected to close before the end of the year,” the report states.
“Once an agreement is finalised, Plepler and his new company – RLP & Co. – would create original content for Apple’s recently launched subscription streaming service, TV+.”