The head of production and operations at Amazon Studios is leaving the company, with Variety reporting that John Lynch notified staff today that he’s headed out.
“Rumors began swirling earlier this week that Lynch was out at the company,” Variety adds, noting that Lynch has been with Amazon since 2012. “It’s unclear what led to his exit,” Variety adds.
A spokesperson for Amazon declined to comment for the report.
“Lynch isn’t the only high-ranking employee to leave Amazon Studios this year,” Variety adds. “In June, Bob Berney, a widely respected indie film executive, stepped down as head of marketing and distribution. The studio has yet to name a replacement. In 2018, Jason Ropell left as head of motion pictures. He was ultimately replaced by the tag team of Ted Hope, Julie Rapaport and Matt Newman.”