Apple has has hired Sony's Tamara Hunter to serve as its head of casting for its Apple Entertainment Division (or whatever it finally calls its upcoming streaming service), reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Hunter spent the past two years as head of feature casting for Sony Pictures Entertainment. She’ll serve in the same capacity and oversee film and TV projects for Apple and will report to former Sony Pictures Television duo Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, the article adds.
At Sony, Hunter oversaw feature film casting for the studio and its Columbia, TriStar, Screen Gems and animation units. She’s worked on hits including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Venom, The Equalizer 2, Hotel Transylvania and the upcoming Charlie's Angels, Men in Black, You Are My Friend and Miss Bala.
Before moving to SPE in 2016, she was vice president of casting at 20th Century Fox, where she worked on Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse and Hidden Figures. Hunter started her career at Sarah Finn Co., where she spent more than a decade and rose to casting director. While there, she worked on Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Godzilla and The Fast and the Furious.
Apple has 25 scripted series in the works. Upcoming original programming titles from Apple include:
"Are You Sleeping,"
"Home," "Little America,"
An untitled Damien Chazelle drama,
an untitled Reese Witherspoon/Jennifer Anniston/Steve Carrell dramedy, “Dickinson” (a half-hour comedy starring Hailee Stenifeld),
an Ronald D. Moore science-fiction drama dubbed “For All Mankind,”
An untitled M. Night Shyamalan thriller series,
A TV series adaption of “Foundation,” the Isaac Asimov science fiction novel trilogy,
The half-hour dramedy “Little Voices” from producers J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles,
“Little America” from the screenwriters (Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani) of “The Big Sick” and producer/writer Lee Eisenberg,
A drama series about pre-teen investigative reporter Hilde Lysiak,
A TV series based on the “Time Bandits” movie,
An English-language adaptation of the French short-form series Canal+, “See,” a world-building drama set in the future,
A series based on the bestselling 2017 novel “Pachinko,”
A half-hour scripted comedy from Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, “Defending Jacob” starring Chris Evans,
A series produced by Anonymous Content and based on the New York Times article, “Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change,”
An AAU basketball drama series dubbed Swagger from NBA superstar Kevin Durant.