Apple Hires Tamara Hunter As Head of Casting
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Apple Hires Tamara Hunter As Head of Casting

Sony’s vice president of casting  is leaving the studio to join Apple as their new head of casting for the worldwide video division.

In her new role, Tamara Hunter will  manage film and TV projects for the company. Hunter will report to Apple’s heads of worldwide video Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht.

The casting executive joined Sony in 2016 where she oversaw feature films and animation casting for Columbia Pictures. She worked on films like  Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Equalizer 2, and Hotel Transylvania.

Before working at Sony, Hunter was the vice president of casting for 20th Century Fox where she oversaw casting for films like “Deadpool,” “Hidden Figures,” and “X-Men: Apocalypse.

Hunter has a bachelor’s degree from UCLA in Theater, Film and Television.

Hunter’s recruitment is part of Apple’s plans to begin producing original content. The tech giant announced plans to hire over 1,000 employees in Culver City, CA as part of their efforts to create 20,000 jobs in the U.S. by 2023.

The company this week announced that it’s building a $1 million dollar campus in Austin, with plans to expand to Seattle and San Diego.