After working to assemble the Home of Bezos as a significant participant in Hollywood, Craig Berman has exited Amazon.
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Following years of shuttling forwards and backwards between L.A. and Seattle, the Communications chief truly left the Jeff Bezos run dwelling of “Clear” and “The Marvelous Ms. Maisel” on November 16, Deadline discovered. No substitute, interim or in any other case, for Berman has been named to date.
“I’ve had an incredible 14 12 months run at Amazon, however I’m prepared for one thing new,” Berman informed Deadline right now. “I’m lucky for the chance to construct a world-class PR and publicity staff, and to guide this staff via many exceptional and history-making moments throughout all the firm,” the now ex- VP Public Relations and Publicity at Amazon Leisure added of a staff now numbering round 250 folks for the e-commerce and media big.
A staff that noticed former Warner Bros TV PR exec Tammy Golihew becoming a member of the now Jennifer Salke run Amazon Studios as Director of Publicity for Authentic Sequence in February of this 12 months. Golihew reported to Berman, as did Vicky Eguia, Director of Publicity for Amazon Authentic Films – each of whom their ex-boss praised to Deadline.
“The previous couple of years working with Amazon Leisure have been among the most enjoyable,” Berman famous. I’ll dearly miss Amazon and my associates there however I’m excited for a brand new chapter.”
Not fairly positive if it was at all times enjoyable, at the least up to now few months as Berman steered the great ship Prime Video via the quite a few sexual harassment accusation towards Jeffrey Tambor. The ex-“Clear” star finally was dropped from the Jill Soloway-created Emmy winner earlier this 12 months.
Berman’s tenure at Amazon’s burgeoning streamer additionally noticed the VP dealing with the fallout from the departure of former Amazon Studios head Roy Value in October of 2017, following sexual harassment allegations. As Prime Video has matured and turn out to be a transparent power within the trade, numerous different prime Studio execs have left too, together with. most just lately, Amazon’s Head of Unscripted, Heather Schuster exited after lower than a 12 months within the gig following an inside investigation over inappropriate conduct. On the flipside, Berman was deeply built-in into the seek for a brand new Amazon Studios boss and the method that noticed former NBC Leisure president Salke get the job in the beginning of this 12 months.
Over his stint on the Seattle-based so-called every thing retailer, Berman additionally labored intently with Bezos advising the Amazon CEO on Company/Disaster Communications. Client PR for Amazon’s retail enterprise, launching Kindles, Hearth Tablets, Hearth TV, the within the dwelling Echo/Alexa techniques have been additionally in his area as was communications duties for Amazon’s success community.