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Amazon Studios head of genre programming Sharon Tal Yguado is leaving her job at the streaming platform, according to multiple trade press reports.

Amazon Studios did not comment on the reports, or on whether Tal Yguado will be replaced.

Tal Yguado joined the streamer just over two years ago as head of event series, leading a separate division and reporting to then Amazon Studios head Roy Price, who was ousted from the company later in 2017 amid sexual harassment allegations.

She was tasked with taking Amazon’s production division into big-budget event series and worked on the company’s deal to acquire global television rights to The Lord Of The Rings and its overall deal with The Walking Dead comic books creator Robert Kirkman. She was also involved in the deal for Amazon to make a four-hour miniseries with Javier Bardem as Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes and its overall deal with Catastrophe co-creator Sharon Horgan.

After Price’s departure, Tal Yguado briefly served as head of scripted series under current Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke, becoming head of genre when Salke appointed Albert Cheng and Vernon Sanders as co-heads of television.

Before joining Amazon, Tal Yguado was executive vice-president of scripted programming and original development at Fox International Channels (FIC), working on projects including The Walking Dead, which FIC co-financed with AMC, and The Bridge.