Documentary producer Lauren Haber has joined Amplify Pictures as its head of documentary, a newly created role at the studio.
Amplify is an independent television studio founded back in 2018 by “Fleabag” producer Joe Lewis, Rachel Eggebeen and Colin King Miller. The studio recently released Season 2 of HBO’s docuseries “100 Foot Wave” which follows surf legend Garrett McNamara, who broke the record for the largest wave ever surfed. The series earned six Emmy nods this season including a nomination for outstanding documentary or nonfiction series.
“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,” Haber said in a statement. “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 new role, Haber will be responsible for overseeing the studio’s current documentary slate while seeking new projects from the global market. She will report to Eggebeen, current CCO of Amplify Studios.
Prior to joining Amplify, Haber served at VP of production at Impact Partners where she contributed to documentary projects like Sam Green’s “32 Sounds” and Sophie Compton and Reuben Hamlyn’s “Another Body” and Ry Russo-Young’s HBO series “Nuclear Family.” She also previously produced for documentary filmmakers Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau.
“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 said of Haber. “She will be a phenomenal leader for Amplify Pictures as we expand our documentary slate, and we are thrilled to have her bring her sharp sensibilities to our growing team.”