Apple lures away another Sony TV exec to head its Latin American Programming division

Angélica Guerra has joined Apple as its new head of Latin American programming for worldwide video, reports Variety. She comes from Sony Pictures Television, where she served as senior vice president and managing director of production for Latin America and U.S. Hispanic. 

In that role, she oversaw the company’s production business across the region, including Colombia, Mexico and Brazil. In her new role, which will begin this month, she will report to Morgan Wandell, Apple’s head of international creative development, according to Variety.

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During her time at Sony, Guerra oversaw original primetime series for the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets including “Mary Magdalene,” “El Comandante,” “Rosario Tijeras,” “Lady, Bloque de Busqueda,” and “Metastasis,” the Spanish-language adaptation of “Breaking Bad.”

Before Sony, Guerra was executive vice president of content for Caracol Television and also executive vice president for Gentv, Channel 8 in Miami. She also previously served as chief financial officer for Tepuy, known today as Telemundo International. Guerra is among several Sony execs who’ve moved to Apple.

Apple’s has 10 scripted series in the works. Upcoming original programming titles include “Amazing Stores,” “Are You Sleeping,” “Home,” “Little America,” “See,” “Swagger,’ an untitled Damien Chazelle drama, an untitled Reese Witherspoon/Jennifer Anniston dreamed, and untitled Ronald D. Moore drama, and an untitled M. Night Shyamalan thriller series.