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Former Netflix exec joins Oprah Winfrey to lead Apple video partnership

By Cookie Monster - on 10 Feb 2019, 9:00am

Former Netflix exec joins Oprah Winfrey to lead Apple video partnership

Left: Oprah Winfrey. Right: Terry Wood. <br>Image source: 9to5Mac

Oprah Winfrey has tapped a former Netflix executive to lead video production at Apple. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Winfrey created a new position for Terry Wood to lead original content production. Terry will hold the position of executive vice president at Winfrey’s Harpo Productions.

“Terry has broad experience across the media industry and an extensive knowledge of what connects to viewers in a meaningful way,” Winfrey said Thursday in a statement. “I look forward to working with her as we create content for Apple that can impact people around the world.”

Terry previously worked at Netflix for four years where she managed unscripted content and comedies. Prior to joining Netflix, Terry worked at CBS Television Syndication/King World for 13 years where she helped Winfrey launched sister series Dr.Phil. 

“This incredible opportunity to once again work with Oprah is truly a full circle moment,” said Wood. “I am invigorated by this new partnership between Oprah and Apple and will bring my full range of experience to create inspiring and entertaining content.”

Apple and Winfrey announced a multi-year partnership to create original programs. Apple is rumored to be launching its video streaming service in early Q2

Source: The Hollywood Reporter via 9to5Mac


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