Amy Hartwick was named senior vice president, Creative Development, ABC Studios, in June 2011. In this position she is responsible for all of the comedy programming the studio develops at the broadcast networks and cable outlets. During the 2014-15 season, Ms. Hartwick sold a multitude of projects to all of the broadcast networks, resulting in four series pick-ups at ABC, the studio’s first ever series pick up at FOX, and pick-ups for two returning hit series, black-ish and Galavant.
The new series at ABC were The Muppets, The Real O’Neals, Dr. Ken and Uncle Buck, a fresh take on a classic film featuring comedian Mike Epps. The new series at FOX was Grandfathered, which stars John Stamos as a successful bachelor who finds out on the same day that he is both a father and a grandfather.
Prior to ABC Studios, Ms. Hartwick was vice president, Comedy Development, ABC Entertainment. In this role she was responsible for the packaging and development of ABC comedies, including Modern Family, The Middle, Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23. Deeply involved in Modern Family since it was initially pitched at ABC, Ms. Hartwick worked with creators Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd to nurture the project into the hit show that it is today. She continued her close involvement with the show – which garnered ABC its first Emmy win for a comedy series in two decades – through the first two seasons.
Prior to ABC, Ms. Hartwick was director of Comedy at 20th Century Fox Television, where she worked with prolific comedy writers such as Greg Garcia and Greg Daniels. While at 20th, Ms. Hartwick developed scripted series My Name is Earl and ABC’s Jake in Progress. She also helped to develop 20th Century Fox Television’s first reality shows, The Simple Life” and “The Simple Life 2: Road Trip, with Bunim-Murray.
Ms. Hartwick began her career in the television department at New Line Cinema and was later accepted into NBC’s prestigious Associate’s Program – where she split her focus between comedies and dramas.
Ms. Hartwick is a native of Los Angeles. She received her BS degree from the University of Arizona and completed graduate studies in social work at UCLA.
She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Jeff, and their three children, Connor, Sophie and Annabelle.