Amazon Studios Unscripted Content Boss Heather Schuster Departs

Heather Schuster, head of unscripted content at Amazon Studios, reportedly has left the company after less than 12 months on the job.

Media reports suggest the longtime TV executive’s exit followed an internal probe into her corporate behavior.

It’s the first executive departure since Jennifer Salke became head of Amazon Studios.

Schuster, recently cited in Media Play News’ annual “Women in Home Entertainment” issue, worked with President Donald Trump (then a real estate businessman) during five seasons of “The Apprentice.”

During that period, Schuster worked with “Apprentice” executive producer Mark Burnett and his producing partner Conrad Riggs.

Notably, Schuster replaced Riggs last October at Amazon Studios after the latter, along with Joe Lewis, left the studio following the exit of former head Roy Price, who was forced out following allegations of inappropriate behavior in the workplace.

 

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