Amazon Studios’ Ryan Pirozzi and Lauren Anderson have been named IMDb TV co-heads of content. The two will oversee all programming for IMDb TV, including development, production, licensing and strategy, working closely with Amazon Studios co-heads of television Vernon Sanders and Albert Cheng. The IMDb TV business, product and development teams remain in Seattle reporting to VP of IMDb TV, Mark Eamer.
Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke and Eamer announced the restructuring in an internal memo. (you can read it at the bottom of the story).
The move comes a year after IMDb TV’s January 2019 launch (as Freedive). It also comes as the platform, which started as a destination for TV and film library titles, is starting to venture into original programming with acquisitions like Corner Gas.