Apple has employed former Spotify govt Erika Clarke and former Lifetime govt Colleen Grogan to bolster its Apple TV+ unscripted content material staff.
The 2 hires mark the primary time Apple has added U.S.-based unscripted executives to its documentaries staff. Each Clarke and Grogan will report back to Molly Thompson, who joined Apple as Head of Documentaries in 2019.
Clarke and Grogan each be part of Apple as Unscripted Artistic Executives, Deadline reported on Monday. Clarke joined Apple in January, whereas Grogan joined in September 2020.
Earlier than arriving at Apple, Clarke served as an govt producer at Spotify, the place she co-ran the streamer’s podcast studio division. Previous to that, she labored for 10 years at MTV as a part of the staff behind “Cribs.”
Grogan beforehand served because the senior vp of improvement for “Breaking Amish” producer Sizzling Snakes Media. Earlier than that, she was the vp of non-fiction for Lifetime, the place she oversaw sequence reminiscent of “Carry It!” and “Coming Residence.”
Apple has been increasing its slate of documentary and unscripted content material, which presently contains “Beastie Boys Story,” “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry,” and “Boys State.” It has additionally ordered an unique docu-series profiling the achievements of 4 supermodels.
In Might 2020, Apple employed Alison Kirkham, BBC’s controller of factual commissioning, to hitch its unscripted staff in Europe.