Roku's Originals Ranks Shift Again -- Scripted Chief Colin Davis Exits for Sony, Replaced by Brian Tannenbaum

Roku's interim scripted chief Brian Tannenbaum
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The ground has shifted underneath Roku's original content production works once again, with scripted originals chief Colin Davis leaving to join Sony Pictures TV to serve as executive VP of comedy development.

Brian Tannenbaum, a former Lionsgate development exec who joined Roku from failed mobile streaming startup Quibi in February 2021, has been promoted to replace Davis on an interim basis.

Lydia Antonini, head of creative affairs, continues to oversee drama and Morgan Pichinson continues to oversee comedy for Roku Originals. 

Tannenbaum is credited with having overseen Roku reality shows including The Great American Baking Show, as well as Chrissy Teigen's Chrissy's Court.

Both moves were reported first by Deadline and later confirmed by Roku.

The job shifts also come following the departure of content chief Rob Holmes in January, and the subsequent promotion of David Eilenberg to replace him as VP and head of content for Roku Media. 

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