Full Name
Rachel Horwitz Lewis
Job Title
Principal, Creative Development
Amazon MGM Studios

Rachel Horwitz Lewis is a pricipal, creative delevopment at Amazon MGM Studios under department head, Lindsay Sloane. She oversees a slate of television series including the multi-Emmy award winning Wednesday and The Handmaid’s Tale as well as Prime Video’s Desperately Seeking Soulmate while working with her network counterparts to ensure that the development and production of each show runs on time and budget. Additionally, she develops and oversees new series for the studio. She manages multiple writer and producer deals for the studio including Bruce Miller (The Handmaid’s Tale, The 100), Eric Tuchman (The Handmaid’s Tale, Kyle XY), Yahlin Chang (The Handmaid’s Tale, Dirty, Sexy Money) and Renee Zellweger’s Big Picture Co.

Horwitz’s work on Wednesday was instrumental in the major success of its first season. She oversaw its groundbreaking debut season and is overseeing its much anticipated second season. The series airs on Netflix and has garnered 12 Emmy nominations and 4 wins to-date for its first season. Horwitz supervised the day-to-day creative throughout the writing process, production, and post, including spending several months on the ground in production with Tim Burton and Jenna Ortega in Romania. The series, which debuted in November 2022 broke several long-standing Netflix records including launching at #1 in 83 countries and becoming the most watched English-language series of all time on the streamer. 

Her most recent success was discovering and optioning the jaw dropping 2020 Vanity Fair article that exposed Twin Flames Universe. She attached unscripted producers, developed creative and sold the project to Prime Video. The three-episode docuseries, Desperately Seeking Soulmate: Escaping Twin Flames aired in October 2023 and was called by the LA Times one of the best cult documentaries available to stream now.

Horwitz is currently overseeing the sixth and final season of The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) for MGM Television in addition to its highly anticipated sequel series, The Testaments (Hulu). The series put Hulu on the map and was the first ever series on a streaming platform to win the prestigious Emmy for Drama Series.

Rachel Horwitz Lewis