Morgan Wandell, who most recently served as director of Amazon’s international series, has joined Apple as part of the company’s video initiative. Wandell was on Amazon since 2013, arriving at the ABC Studios company. During his tenure at Amazon, the executive helped develop series such as The Man in the High Castle , Jack Ryan , Sneaky Pete and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
At Apple, Wandell will serve as director of international and creative development for worldwide video. It will be reported to Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, chief content officers and world video directors.
It’s a fact that Apple is betting very strongly for the new Apple Video team. The latest addition, Morgan Wandell, Amazon Studios. Morgan Wandell has been hired to direct international development for Apple Video, reports Variety .
Let’s look back a little this summer: while the eyes were on the possible presentation of the iPhone X, Apple was making several hirings. Like that of Matt Cherniss, and those responsible for Sony Pictures TV: Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg.
With this new addition, Wandell will have the task of developing high-cost productions that can travel well around the world. He will report to the content managers of Apple Video, Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, in his role as head of international creative development for worldwide video. He starts at Apple’s office in Culver City later this month.
According to reports, Wandell’s move to Apple has been behind his hiring several months to reinforce Apple’s streaming video strategy. He is the latest in a series of high-profile hires as the company works to produce more original content. It is said that Apple gave Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg $1 trillion to develop original movies for 2018.
The past of Morgan Wandell
Wandell has been working at Amazon since 2013. Even last year he acquired a similar role to his new position at Apple. While directing, Wandell worked with Van Amburg and Erlicht on the development of “Sneaky Pete”, a failed Sony Pictures TV project for CBS that moved to Amazon and is about to begin its second season.