When Jamie Erlicht and Jack Van Amburg left Sony Pictures Television in 2017 to manage Apple’s film and TV fortunes, some doubted they would give the tech giant’s upstart content company a beechhead on the small screen. During their 12 years at Sony, they have hit like this Breaking bad, Good call Saul And Save me.
It was the film part of the equation that raised questions about their merits. Although they tapped Matt Dentler to run their film unit, Erlicht and Van Amburg were not nearly as successful as their Netflix, Disney +, Amazon or HBO Max counterparts. It raises expectations that they are taking time to find the perfect mature movie executive to help keep them on the map.
So, imagine that Apple became the first streamer to win the Oscar for Best Picture in just the second year in the film business. The two acquired 25 million CODA Sundance has created a crop that includes Netflix The power of the dogWhich was initially considered a shoe-in for Best Picture but eventually won only one Oscar for director Jane Campion. CODAThe Academy Award wins — it took three in all, including one for co-star Troy Kotsur — were icing on the cake for Erlich and Van Amburg who watched Ted Lasso Earn seven Emmy in September.
The pair will continue to follow a selective track, spending big when given the opportunity CODA Presents itself. They have invested heavily in the WWII miniseries Air Masters, Produced by executives Steven Spielberg and Platon partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and has contracted A24, Skydance and Imagine, among others. Towards the movie Flower Moon KillersThe play is directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio ReleaseIn the Antoine Foucault thriller, Will Smith is portrayed as a fugitive slave whose experience led to a worldwide uprising in the United States in the 1860s and reinforces the cause of the extremists. Although no premiere date has been set, prognosticators are already vying for Smith’s back-to-back Oscar win – that is, until he slaps Chris Rock on Oscar night. Controversy involves one of their A-list stars? Yes, Van Amburg and Erlich are definitely in the big leagues now.