Sony Head of Feature Casting Tamara Hunter Heads to Apple

Hunter will serve as VP of casting of worldwide video at Apple

Tamara Hunter

Tamara Hunter is leaving her post as vice president of casting at Sony Pictures and will move to Apple to become its head of casting of worldwide video, Apple announced Wednesday.

Hunter was named the VP of casting at Sony in March 2016 after she left Fox, where she was VP of casting as well. At Sony, Hunter oversaw feature films and animations casting for Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures and Screen Gems, and her projects included “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “The Equalizer 2,” “Hotel Transylvania,” “Venom” and the upcoming “Charlie’s Angels.” At Fox, she worked on films including “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Why Him” and “Hidden Figures.”

Before Fox, Hunter worked in independent casting on TV and film projects including “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Chef.” She started her career at the Sarah Finn Company, where she worked for a decade.

Hunter holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Theater, Film and Television.

Hunter will report to Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s heads of worldwide video. She will begin her new post in the new year.

Umberto Gonzalez contributed to this report.