AMC sets programming leadership team

AMC Networks has set a new programming leadership team that will work to serve its strategic goal of owning and controlling its own content.

The executives that lead this team will report to David Madden (pictured), president of programming for AMC, Sundance TV and AMC Studios.

Ben Davis, who was SVP of programming for AMC and Sundance, will now become EVP of programming for AMC Studios.

He will be programming leader at the studio continuing to develop content for AMC and Sundance and also for networks and platforms beyond the company. Davis joined AMC in 2005 and has worked on successful AMC projects such as The Walking Dead, The Terror, Preacher and Better Call Saul.

Kristin Jones has been upped to executive vice president of international programming for the two networks. She was formerly SVP of the department and will continue to develop international co-productions for the networks.

She is also adding new AMC Studios responsibilities to her portfolio, through which she will find and develop content domestically for the studio.The international group, under Jones’ direction, will also be developing projects for AMC Networks and third parties through AMC Studios.

Jones joined the company in 2014 and has been responsible for finding and developing notable international co-productions including The Night Manager, McMafia, Humans and the forthcoming The Little Drummer Girl for AMC.

Eliot Goldberg has been promoted to EVP of non-fiction programming for AMC and Sundance. He was formerly SVP of the department and will continue to focus on developing and overseeing programming for the network’s and the company’s growing studio business.

Susie Fitzgerald has extended her agreement with the company as its executive vice president of programming for AMC and Sundance.

“Before I worked here, I admired this foursome from afar – and they’re even better up close,” Madden said.

“What this announcement signifies is their melding together into an exceptional senior leadership team, one that has already helped establish AMC as one of the strongest brands in television.

“They have found, developed, and nurtured the shows that define our network and entertain and captivate millions of viewers. In these new and elevated roles, this impressive quartet will drive our continued success across AMC, SundanceTV, and a growing AMC Studios business. I am looking forward to all that we will accomplish together.”

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