Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, is making another structural adjustment to the team. Salke announced Thursday that Dan Scharf, VP and head of global business affairs, will also oversee production, studio operations, casting and studio music.
Scharf, who had already reported to Salke, will continue to do so. Production, studio operations, casting and studio music were previously reported to him by Albert Cheng at Amazon Studios. But Cheng, formerly his COO of Amazon Studios, said in September that he was promoted to vice president of Amazon Prime Video US and now reports to Mike Hopkins, senior vice president of Prime Video and Amazon Studios. increase.
Scharf joined Amazon Studios in 2013 and has worked on “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “The Boys,” “Coming 2 America,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” among others. negotiated a contract for ‘ His directing includes both television and film businesses.
Also under Schaaf’s domain as head of global business, he signed talent deals with names such as Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Donald Glover and Michael B. Jordan.
The executive is also known for helping Amazon Studios with its international expansion and global synergy efforts.
Scharf previously served as Head of Business & Legal and General Counsel for The Jim Henson Company, overseeing all business & legal and corporate legal matters for the company. His resume also includes Executive Director of Disney Cable Networks Group, Director of Business He Affairs, and Director of Business and Legal at Fox Television Studios. He started his career as an in-house attorney for the Screen Actors Guild.