Casting executive Tamara Hunter

Apple hires Sony executive for video content; 50 doctors already working in Cupertino

Another week, another important contract for Apple. As the Hollywood Reporter, Apple attracted the executive to its land Tamara Hunter, who spent the last few years as director of casting (i.e., issues related to casting and hiring actors) at Sony Pictures.

Casting executive Tamara Hunter

At Apple, Tamara will play a similar role, dealing with signings and relationships with artists in front of the camera. She will report to the bosses of Apple’s original content division, Jamie Erlicht and Zack van Amburg.

Some of Hunter’s co-star films include “Venom”, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Hotel Transylvania”. Prior to her time at Sony, she had previously worked at 20th Century Fox and other smaller Hollywood distributors – that is, no, we are not talking about any amateurs in the area.


While “Apple Studios” is building a very strong corporate structure, another growing area in Cupertino is also taking shape very quickly: Cheers. According to information from CNBC, Apple would already have about 50 doctors hired and working directly on the development of new technologies and resources for the company’s products and services.

The report notes that the work of these doctors is still largely kept secret: as much as some indicate that they have recently started working at Apple on their LinkedIn profiles, none of them reveal exactly the position they occupy or the functions they perform at the company. It is not known if this is related to some new and mysterious feature that is going to come out at some point in the health area or if Apple is simply trying to remain discreet in the segment.

Despite this, it is known that there is a great diversity in the areas of expertise of professionals hired by Apple: we have cardiologists like Dr. Alexis Beatty, pediatricians like Dr. Rajiv Kumar and orthopedic surgeons like Dr. Sharat Kusuma – the latter, in fact, it is coordinating Apple’s collaboration initiatives with medical equipment maker Zimmer Biomet.

What kind of good things will come out of that momentum? For now there is no way to know, but the future should hold some very interesting surprises in the area.

via AppleInsider, 9to5Mac