Annapurna TV Hires Patrick Chu as the New Senior Vice President
Annapurna TV has hired Patrick Chu as the division's new SVP. Previously Chu served as a Drama, Production and Development executive at Amazon, where he oversaw the TV adaptations of HANNA and THE HUNT. Prior to Amazon, Chu served as Vice President of Production & Acquisitions at FilmNation, where he produced KILL SWITCH and executive produced MISS SLOANE. He was also responsible for bringing projects into the company such as LIFE ITSELF and ARRIVAL. Chu started his career as an assistant at William Morris Endeavor and also served as an executive at Ivan Reitman's The Montecito Picture Company. Reporting to President of APTV, Sue Naegle, Chu will be responsible for developing and producing new television projects for Annapurna TV, with a focus on dramas.
Internally, Ali Krug has been promoted to SVP from her former post as VP of Television. In her newly expanded role, Krug will continue to oversee projects in active development at APTV and will also focus on developing and producing new projects. Krug has been at Annapurna TV since inception. She is an Executive Producer on MIXTAPE for Netflix and is overseeing multiple projects, including, THE CHANGELING at FX. Krug previously served as an executive at Naegle Ink prior to joining Annapurna.
"We are building an expanding an extraordinary team as we great up for an ambitious TV slate and are so lucky to be joined by Patrick Chu," Naegle said. "He has been building a career marked by excellent taste and integrity and his passion for telling compelling stories in television is a welcomed addition to our existing group. I also couldn't be more pleased to announce Ali Krug's promotion to SVP and recognize Susan Goldberg for her continued leadership. Ali and Susan are both passionate, talented, and true delights who inspire our team every day."
Prior to joining Annapurna as SVP of Television, Susan Goldberg served as the VP of Production at HBO, where she worked on shows like GIRLS, LOOKING, OUTCAST, THE LEFTOVERS and WESTWORLD. Goldberg joined HBO from AMC, where she began her career just as the network began scripted programming. Goldberg would go on t work on MAD MEN and BREAKING BAD from inception, as well as THE KILLING and THE WALKING DEAD. Since joining Annapurna, Goldberg has helped build Annapurna's TV studio and has taken on a hybrid role between creative and production.