January 06, 2021

Executive Committee

Zack Van Amburg

Chair's Appointee

Zack Van Amburg is the chief content officer and head of worldwide video for Apple TV+, overseeing all aspects of the vision and strategy for video programming globally.

Since joining Apple in 2017, Zack has led the successful launch of Apple TV+, which made history as the first streaming service to debut with all original programs in over 100 countries, including compelling drama and comedy series, feature films and groundbreaking documentaries. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. Apple Originals have been honored with 136 awards nominations and 43 wins in just over a year, including a Primetime Emmy Award, Daytime Emmy Awards, SAG Award, NAACP Image Award, Critics Choice Awards, Peabody Award, and Critics Choice Documentary Awards and more.

To date, Apple TV+ has premiered widely acclaimed and award-winning hit original series including the Emmy, SAG and Critics Choice Award-winning "The Morning Show," which was also honored with three Golden Globe nominations; Peabody Award-winner "Dickinson"; global hit series "Ted Lasso"; "Central Park" which has been honored by the African American Film Critics Association for Best Animated program at the 2nd Annual AAFCA TV Honors; UK TV Choice Award-nominated "Trying;" NAACP Image Award-winning "Truth Be Told;" and Daytime Emmy Award-winning children's programs "Ghostwriter" and "Snoopy in Space." The critically lauded slate also includes "Servant," "Defending Jacob," "Little America," "See," "Mythic Quest" and "For All Mankind."

Highly anticipated upcoming Apple Original series also include "Shining Girls," a new metaphysical thriller based on the 2013 best-selling novel starring Emmy Award winner Elisabeth Moss, and executive produced by Moss and Leonardo DiCaprio; "Mosquito Coast," starring Justin Theroux and based on the best-selling book; "Lisey's Story," written and executive produced by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Julianne Moore; "The Afterparty," a new comedy series from Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning duo behind "Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse"; "Hedy Lamarr," a historical drama series starring and executive produced by Gal Gadot; "Echo 3," a new action-thriller written by Academy Award-winning producer and writer Mark Boal; "Masters of the Air," a new limited drama series from Apple Studios and executive produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, and Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone; "The Shrink Next Door," a new, eight-episode limited series starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd; and "Severance," a new thriller from executive producer Ben Stiller and starring Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Walken and John Turturro.

Apple's original film slate includes the critically acclaimed "On The Rocks," from Academy Award-winner Sofia Coppola, and starring Rashida Jones and Bill Murray and "Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds." Apple TV+ will also soon premiere anticipated films upcoming "Swan Song" a genre-bending film starring Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris; "The Velvet Underground," a new feature documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Todd Haynes; "The Sky is Everywhere" starring Emmy Award-winner Cherry Jones and Jason Segel; "Snow Blind," with Jake Gyllenhaal attached to star; Martin Scorsese's forthcoming "Killers of the Flower Moon," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro; "Emancipation," from director Antoine Fuqua and starring and produced by Academy Award nominee Will Smith; "Sharper," a new film from A24, Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka, starring and produced by Academy Award winner Julianne Moore; and Anthony and Joe Russo's new film "Cherry," starring Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo.

Under Zack's leadership, Apple TV+ has become a home for the world's most creative storytellers, including Oprah Winfrey, Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Todd Haynes, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuarón, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, J.J. Abrams, Spike Jonze, Kumail Nanjiani, Ridley Scott, Jon M. Chu, Chris Evans, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Jason Momoa, and many others.

Prior to joining Apple in 2017, Zack served as president, Sony Pictures Television, since 2005, where he oversaw TV's most broadly praised shows of the past decade.

Zack serves on the Paley Center for Media board of governors, as well as the Peabody Awards board of directors, and holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Georgetown University.

Zack Van Amburg is the chief content officer and head of worldwide video for Apple TV+, overseeing all aspects of the vision and strategy for video programming globally.

Since joining Apple in 2017, Zack has led the successful launch of Apple TV+, which made history as the first streaming service to debut with all original programs in over 100 countries, including compelling drama and comedy series, feature films and groundbreaking documentaries. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. Apple Originals have been honored with 136 awards nominations and 43 wins in just over a year, including a Primetime Emmy Award, Daytime Emmy Awards, SAG Award, NAACP Image Award, Critics Choice Awards, Peabody Award, and Critics Choice Documentary Awards and more.

To date, Apple TV+ has premiered widely acclaimed and award-winning hit original series including the Emmy, SAG and Critics Choice Award-winning "The Morning Show," which was also honored with three Golden Globe nominations; Peabody Award-winner "Dickinson"; global hit series "Ted Lasso"; "Central Park" which has been honored by the African American Film Critics Association for Best Animated program at the 2nd Annual AAFCA TV Honors; UK TV Choice Award-nominated "Trying;" NAACP Image Award-winning "Truth Be Told;" and Daytime Emmy Award-winning children's programs "Ghostwriter" and "Snoopy in Space." The critically lauded slate also includes "Servant," "Defending Jacob," "Little America," "See," "Mythic Quest" and "For All Mankind."

Highly anticipated upcoming Apple Original series also include "Shining Girls," a new metaphysical thriller based on the 2013 best-selling novel starring Emmy Award winner Elisabeth Moss, and executive produced by Moss and Leonardo DiCaprio; "Mosquito Coast," starring Justin Theroux and based on the best-selling book; "Lisey's Story," written and executive produced by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Julianne Moore; "The Afterparty," a new comedy series from Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning duo behind "Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse"; "Hedy Lamarr," a historical drama series starring and executive produced by Gal Gadot; "Echo 3," a new action-thriller written by Academy Award-winning producer and writer Mark Boal; "Masters of the Air," a new limited drama series from Apple Studios and executive produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, and Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone; "The Shrink Next Door," a new, eight-episode limited series starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd; and "Severance," a new thriller from executive producer Ben Stiller and starring Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Walken and John Turturro.

Apple's original film slate includes the critically acclaimed "On The Rocks," from Academy Award-winner Sofia Coppola, and starring Rashida Jones and Bill Murray and "Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds." Apple TV+ will also soon premiere anticipated films upcoming "Swan Song" a genre-bending film starring Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris; "The Velvet Underground," a new feature documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Todd Haynes; "The Sky is Everywhere" starring Emmy Award-winner Cherry Jones and Jason Segel; "Snow Blind," with Jake Gyllenhaal attached to star; Martin Scorsese's forthcoming "Killers of the Flower Moon," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro; "Emancipation," from director Antoine Fuqua and starring and produced by Academy Award nominee Will Smith; "Sharper," a new film from A24, Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka, starring and produced by Academy Award winner Julianne Moore; and Anthony and Joe Russo's new film "Cherry," starring Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo.

Under Zack's leadership, Apple TV+ has become a home for the world's most creative storytellers, including Oprah Winfrey, Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Todd Haynes, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuarón, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, J.J. Abrams, Spike Jonze, Kumail Nanjiani, Ridley Scott, Jon M. Chu, Chris Evans, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Jason Momoa, and many others.

Prior to joining Apple in 2017, Zack served as president, Sony Pictures Television, since 2005, where he oversaw TV's most broadly praised shows of the past decade.

Zack serves on the Paley Center for Media board of governors, as well as the Peabody Awards board of directors, and holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Georgetown University.

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