Magazine article Screen International

Randy Freer Named Hulu CEO as Mike Hopkins Exits

Magazine article Screen International

Randy Freer Named Hulu CEO as Mike Hopkins Exits

Article excerpt

Hulu board brings in Fox executive as incumbent departs for Sony.

Mike Hopkins is leaving Hulu after serving as CEO since 2013 and will be replaced by Randy Freer in a busy period of personnel changes at the streaming platforms.

As Hopkins prepares to start in November as chairman of Sony Pictures Television, he leaves the company in good shape after overseeing the growth of a premium originals slate that includes The Mindy Project,The Path, and recent best drama Emmy winner The Handmaid’s Tale.

The development comes in a busy period of personnel changes at streaming platforms. Earlier in the day it emerged that unscripted TV chief Conrad Riggs had become the fourth executive this month to be departing Amazon Studios.

Freer (pictured) currently serves on the Hulu board and has been president and COO of Fox Networks Group since 2013. He will be based at Hulu’s headquarters in Los Angeles.

The Hulu board said in a statement: “We want to thank Mike for his leadership in steering Hulu to its current era of growth and success. Randy has a unique knowledge of Hulu and expertise building consensus among its owners, and an excellent track record leading a complex organisation at the nexus of the television business. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.