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Hulu taps Joel Stillerman as chief content officer

AMC and SundanceTV president of original programming Joel Stillerman will be joining the team at Hulu as chief content officer. In the newly-created position, Stillerman will be responsible for evolving and driving ...
May 11, 2017

AMC and SundanceTV president of original programming Joel Stillerman will be joining the team at Hulu as chief content officer.

In the newly-created position, Stillerman will be responsible for evolving and driving the overall content strategy for the company and will oversee Hulu’s content acquisitions, original development and content partner management teams.

“This year is a transformative year for Hulu — not just in our products, but also our investment in acquired and original content,” said Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins, in a statement. “Over the past several years, we’ve grown our audience and our content offering exponentially, and now is the right time to add Joel’s creative and strategic leadership to the team and drive the next phase of Hulu’s content business.”

Stillerman will join Hulu from AMC Networks. During his near decade-long tenure, Stillerman developed several of the network’s scripted titles including The Walking DeadHell on Wheels and Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul.

He joined AMC from Yolo Films, an independent film and television production company, which he founded in 2003 and where he served as chairman. At Yolo, Stillerman produced content for networks such as HBO, MTV and VH1, including the HBO movie Sometimes in April, which was named an AFI Top 10 Television Program in 2005.

Stillerman will join Hulu’s senior management team this summer, reporting directly to Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins.

 

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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