Apple Scoops Up 3 Amazon Execs

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Apple continues to bulk up its entertainment roster, scooping up three executives from rival Amazon Studios.

Amazon Studio’s second television hire, Tara Sorensen, departs to head children’s programming at Apple, the company confirmed. Tara Pietri will lead legal affairs for Apple worldwide video, and Carina Walker, an international development executive, will have a similar role for the Cupertino tech giant. All three join in January.Just this month, it recruited Michelle Lee, who has served as head of development for Jason Katims’ True Jack Prods. for the past five years, to join Apple’s Worldwide Video unit as a senior creative executive.Sorensen, who previously worked for National Geographic Kids Entertainment and Sony Pictures Family Entertainment, brings experience developing children’s programming to Apple.Pietri previously worked as a senior director of legal and business affairs for A&E; and Walker has turned her passion for literature into identifying material for adaptations.

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