Apple TV+ creative executive Michelle Medelovitz has jumped ship from the streaming service for another major studio, by taking a role as a senior vice president of 20th Century Fox Television.
Mendelovitz has been working for Apple TV as a creative executive in Los Angeles since September 2018, but she will be shifting to working for 20th Century Fox Television on March 16. The role of senior vice president of drama development will have Mendelovitz reporting to Jennifer Gwartz, executive vice president of development, comedy, and drama.
"Michelle's the rare executive whose experience spans network, studio, and streamer," said president of creative affairs Carolyn Cassidy in a statement received by Variety. "She comes with an expertise and deep relationships in the community which will help us as we set out to supply distinctive dramas to all platforms."
"20th is a studio synonymous with high-quality series created by some of the most dynamic talent in the business," Mendelovitz claims. "I couldn't be more thrilled to join Carolyn and Jen in their focus to nurture and support creative ideas, push boundaries, and empower writers to do their best work."
In her time at Apple, Mendelovitz worked developing scripted and documentary series for the service, including "For All Mankind," "Invasion," "Servant," "Severance," and "Visible: Out on Television." She also worked on the Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry mental health documentary.
Previously to Apple, Mendelovitz worked for Sony Pictures Entertainment for four years as a director of scripted programming then vice president of US and global scripted programming. Before that, she worked for six years at CBS, coordinating programming and managing comedy development for the broadcaster.