Amy Powell '05

Amy Powell serves as President of Paramount Television and Digital Entertainment, a part of Paramount Pictures which is a subsidiary of Viacom. Paramount TV finances and develops television content for leading broadcast, premium cable, cable and streaming audiences. Powell oversees the studio’s production of original programming and television adaptations of select movies from Paramount’s rich film library.

Under Powell’s purview, Paramount TV has fostered strong relationships with the top creators and producers on and off screen to develop cutting-edge content for television including George Clooney, Tom McCarthy, Joe and Anthony Russo, Alex Cary, Tracy Oliver, Brian Yorkey, Morten Tyldum, Mike Flanagan, Trevor Macy, Anne Rice, Cary Fukunaga, Carlton Cuse, John Krasinski, Mark Wahlberg, Selena Gomez, Eric Roth, Kim Rosenstock, Patrick Somerville and Paul Feig, among others.

Paramount TV’s robust slate of programming includes Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan” (Amazon), “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix), “Maniac” (Netflix), “Shooter” (USA), “Berlin Station” (EPIX), “The Alienist” (TNT), “School of Rock” (Nickelodeon), “The Haunting of Hill House” (Netflix), “Catch-22” (Hulu), “Galaxy Quest” (Amazon), “Girls Code” (Freeform) and “Snow Crash” (Amazon). 

In 2016, the studio received its first-ever 10 nominations and five Emmy® award wins for the breakthrough hit “Grease: Live,” the most nominations and wins ever received for a live televised musical.

From 2010-2015, Powell was President of Insurge Pictures. Powell has received numerous industry awards including being named to The Hollywood Reporter’s 2017 Women in Entertainment Power 100 list and Variety’s 2017 Women’s Impact Report. She serves on the board for both Makers and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.

Powell holds a BA from Emory University and a MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.