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Ex-Pivot exec joins AMC in int’l rejig

Scripted-logo-460_2HumansFormer Pivot exec Chris Loveall has joined AMC Networks as part of a new group that will oversee international programming for AMC and SundanceTV.

Loveall has been named VP, international programming for AMC and SundanceTV, with Kristin Jones named at the top of the new unit.

Jones is now overseeing development and production and coproduction as senior VP, international programming for AMC and, newly, SundanceTV.

Participant Media shut cable channel Pivot earlier this year, in favour of allocating more resources to content creation across other platforms.

Loveall had been VP of original programming, and in his new role reports to Jones, who is credited with bringing international dramas such as The Night Manager and Humans (pictured) to the AMC cable channel in the US.

In her new role she’ll continue to report to Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV.

Jones joined AMC in April 2014 to identify international coproductions and acquisitions. She was previously at digital studio Vuguru, and has worked at Miramax and Disney Media Distribution predecessor Buena Vista International.

She promotion comes after former SundanceTV SVP Christian Vesper joined FremantleMedia as executive VP and creative director of global drama.

“In additional to my role at AMC, I am excited to continue to build on SundanceTV’s incredible lineup of international programming, along with Chris Loveall,” Jones said.

“Chris brings solid experience to the team and will play an important role in identifying compelling international co-production opportunities for both AMC and SundanceTV.”

“This team has done an amazing job moving AMC quickly into the international programming space, and building on the wonderful track record that SundanceTV had established,” said Stillerman in a statement.

“There is so much great writing and producing talent around the world, and we’re truly looking forward to expanding our existing relationships, building new ones, and continuing to find the best stories and most original voices.”