Brian Tannenbaum has been appointed as the new Head of Roku Originals amid several other executive moves. Reporting directly to David Eilenberg, VP and Head of Content at Roku Media, Tannenbaum is replacing Colin Davis, Roku’s former Head of Scripted Originals, who recently moved to oversee comedy development at Sony Pictures Television.
At the same time, the company announced that Lydia Antonini, previously Head of Creative Affairs, becomes Head of Scripted Originals, while Olivia LaRoche has been promoted to Head of Alternative Originals, both reporting to Tannenbaum. Meanwhile, Jennifer Vaux, formerly the Senior Director of Content Acquisitions for The Roku Channel, has been named VP of Content Acquisition and Programming, also reporting to Eilenberg. Moreover, Vicki Liao has been upped to Director of Content Acquisition, reporting to Vaux.
Elsewhere, Roku’s Content Acquisition team will now report directly to Eilenberg, who reports to Charlie Collier, President at Roku Media. Collier is spearheading this reshaping of Roku’s original programming and acquisition efforts since he joined the company in October after previously serving as CEO of Fox Entertainment.