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Amplify Pictures, the independent television studio known for producing acclaimed content like HBO’s “100 Foot Wave,” has welcomed documentary producer Lauren Haber as the new head of documentary, a newly established position within the studio.
Founded in 2018 by Joe Lewis, the producer of the hit series “Fleabag,” Amplify Pictures has been making waves in the industry. They recently released the second season of HBO’s docuseries “100 Foot Wave,” which chronicles the journey of surf legend Garrett McNamara, who shattered records by conquering the largest wave ever surfed. This season of the series garnered six Emmy nominations, including one for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.
Expressing her enthusiasm for her new role, Haber remarked, “I was immediately struck by the ambition, integrity, and collaborative spirit that Joe, Rachel, and Colin radiate and bring into everything they do at Amplify Pictures.” She added, “The company’s fresh perspective and focus on innovation in the documentary space is absolutely thrilling for me to step into. I’m honored and excited to build Amplify Pictures’ global documentary slate, working with visionary filmmakers to tell stories that surprise and entertain, under a supportive, creator-driven business model.”
In her capacity as head of documentary, Lauren Haber will oversee Amplify’s current documentary projects while actively seeking out new ventures from the global market. She will be reporting to Rachel Eggebeen, the current Chief Creative Officer of Amplify Studios.
Before joining Amplify, Lauren Haber held the position of VP of Production at Impact Partners, where she contributed to notable documentary projects such as Sam Green’s “32 Sounds,” Sophie Compton and Reuben Hamlyn’s “Another Body,” and Ry Russo-Young’s HBO series “Nuclear Family.” Her previous work also includes collaborations with renowned documentary filmmakers like Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau.
Commenting on Haber’s appointment, Rachel Eggebeen stated, “Lauren is a one-of-a-kind producer and executive who thinks big and exemplifies the qualities – smart, funny, innovative – that make Amplify Pictures the home for top filmmakers and creators.” Eggebeen expressed confidence in Haber’s leadership, emphasizing her instrumental role as Amplify Pictures expands its documentary portfolio.
With Lauren Haber at the helm of their documentary division, Amplify Pictures continues its commitment to delivering groundbreaking and compelling content to audiences worldwide.