Sony promotes Andrew Plotkin to Head of Drama Development

The promotion is confirmed following former head of drama development, Lauren Stein's promotion to newly created role of Head of creative for the studio.

17 NOV 2023

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Sony Pictures Television has promoted Andrew Plotkin to serve as Head of drama development. “A leader with a unique ability to cultivate relationships across all segments of the business, Andrew has been able to build strong creative foundations for original shows and IP that provide pathways for expanding and sustaining long-running series,” said Stein. 

Before assuming the new role, Plotkin served as senior vice president of drama development for Sony TV. The promotion comes after the former head of drama development, Lauren Stein, was promoted to the newly created role of head of creative for Sony Pictures Television Studios. He will continue reporting to Stein while overseeing development of all scripted drama series at the studio.

Plotkin first joined Sony in 2017. Since then, he has formed part of the development of shows like “The Boys” and its spinoffs at Amazon as well as the recently launched “Goosebumps” series at Disney+. His other work includes the multiple Spider-Man universe shows in development and the “God of War” series, all set up at Amazon’s Prime Video, as well as the “Horizon Zero Dawn” series at Netflix, among others. “Andrew’s enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit, and stellar creative instincts have made an invaluable contribution towards seeing these complicated and challenging endeavors come to fruition. Andrew has been a friend and colleague of mine for over 20 years, and I couldn’t be happier for our relationship to continue.”

He has contributed to the growth of TV franchises like “The Boys,” whose spin-off series “Gen V” recently landed a Season 2 renewal at Prime Video, as well as the Spider-man universe, which currently has two shows in development. Plotkin also assisted on various TV series adaptation, including working with PlayStation Productions to adapt PlayStation game “God of War” and “Horizon Zero Dawn,” and led the adaptation of R.L. Stine’s “Goosebumps” for Disney+ and Hulu, which debuted to 4.2 million total views in its first three days on Hulu and Disney+, according to SPT. His upcoming projects include“Dark Matter” and an untiled Vince Gilligan project at Apple, as well as the “Cruel Intentions” TV series at Prime Video.

Before Sony, he worked for All In Media, a production company he founded with a focus on packaging IP and developing original ideas. Before that, he was head of television at New Regency Productions and head of development for Syfy. He has also worked at CCTV, Class IV Productions, and Warner Bros. Television.