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Former Starz boss signs exclusive deal for Apple TV+


Apple nabbed another industry vet in Carmi Zlotnik.
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Carmi Zlotnik, the former Starz president of programming, is teaming up with Apple TV+.

Zlotnik has reportedly inked an exclusive producer deal with Apple just days after it was revealed that he’s stepping down from Starz’s top role.

Apple has been ramping up on its push for original content recently. Earlier this month, the company signed exclusive content deals with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Little America co-creator Lee Eisenberg. Former HBO boss Richard Pleper also signed a multi-year producer deal with Apple at the beginning of the year.

Zlotnik heads to Apple TV+

Carmi Zlotnik and Richard Pleper will be reunited at Apple after having previously worked together at HBO. Before joining Starz 10 years ago, Zlotnik was HBO’s head of original programming production. He oversaw shows such as Band of Brothers, The Sopranos, The Wire, Sex and the City and many others. Zlotnik also helped lead the project that became HBO Go.

While he was at Starz, Zlotnik oversaw development and production on series like Outlander, American Gods and The White Queen. He also had a short stint at IMG where he was head of operations of global media.

Apple’s deal with Zlotnik starts next month as he transitions from Starz. The iPhone-maker has a ton of talent for him to work with too. Along with the previously mentioned content deals, Apple recently signed Justin LinAlfonso CuaronKerry EhrinJon M. Chu, Jason Katims and Sharon Hogan to develop new series for Apple TV+.


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