It's being reported this afternoon that programming veteran Michelle Lee has joined Apple's venture into scripted television content. Lee has been named a creative executive at Apple Worldwide Video, the unit tasked with leading Apple's push into series programming. She will report directly to Matt Cherniss, who joined Apple in August.
Variety reports that "Since 2012, Lee has served as producing partner to Emmy-winning writer and showrunner Jason Katims at Universal Television-based True Jack Productions. There Lee developed and executive produced multiple series, including the upcoming 'Rise' for NBC, 'The Path' for Hulu, 'About a Boy' for NBC, and 'Pure Genius' for CBS. She previously worked for producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and began her career as a TV executive at the Mark Gordon Company."
In 2013 The Hollywood Reporter posted a report titled "Next Gen 2013: Hollywood's New Class." The Hollywood Reporter named a new crop of 35 top executives, 35 and under who were ambitious and intelligent and Michelle Lee who is now joining Apple was one of them.
Our cover graphic from The Hollywood Reporter's story is our cover graphic with Michelle Lee being highlighted.
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