Lammi joined Sony Pictures Television in 1987 as VP in charge of multi-camera videotaped series.
Sony Pictures Television has announced that its longtime head of production Ed Lammi is retiring at the end of this year, following a 36-year run at the studio and 28 years in his current position.
The news of his retirement was conveyed through an internal memo to SPT staff by Katherine Pope, the President of SPT Studios.
As of now, there has been no announcement regarding a replacement for the Executive Vice President of Production role, which Lammi has held since 1995.
Lammi initially joined Sony Pictures Television in 1987 as Vice President in charge of multi-camera videotaped series production. Eight years later, he ascended to the role of Head of All Production at Sony’s TV studio, where he has since overseen a wide array of content, including scripted comedies and dramas, reality and non-scripted programming, made-for-TV movies, game shows, talk shows, and animated programming. Some of the standout series created under Lammi’s leadership include Breaking Bad, The Boys, Cobra Kai, and Outlander.
Prior to joining SPT, Lammi worked in a variety of production capacities including production manager, associate producer and producer for various television series and feature films.
Katherine Pope lauded Ed Lammi’s unwavering dedication, especially during the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Pope said: “Ed’s tireless commitment was also evidenced by our team being one of the first studios to get productions safely up and running again during Covid. Ed’s contributions to SPT’s productions not only set high standards at the studio but have also been instrumental to our success over the years.”
Pope added: “Beyond his professional achievements, Ed has been a mentor, a leader, and a wonderful colleague. Ed is always willing to listen, to roll his sleeves up, and help solve any problem thrown his way. And, as an instructor teaching Production Management at Carnegie Mellon University’s MEIM programme, he continues to educate and inspire new generations of production professionals.”