AMC Networks

AMC addresses content cuts, wraps up ‘Fear The Walking Dead’

AMC Networks must “take stock and recalibrate” in the face of current industry challenges, said Dan McDermott, AMC Networks’ president of entertainment and AMC Studios, addressing the current cost-cutting measures undertaken by the US firm. Speaking at AMC’s Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena this week, McDermott said that content cuts, with shows such […]

AMC drops ‘Pantheon’, despite completed second season, as cuts continue

AMC Networks has cancelled adult animated sci-fi series Pantheon, as the US firm continues to target programming as part of its cost-cutting efforts. The series was dropped despite a two-season order for streaming service AMC+ with the second season not expected to air even though it has already been produced. Pantheon is the latest series […]

AMC Networks chairman to serve as interim exec until new CEO found

AMC Networks has appointed James L Dolan as interim executive chairman, following the exit of former CEO Christina Spade last week. Dolan, who previously served as chairman, will provide “strategic oversight” of the company until a new CEO is named, said AMC, and is expected to remain in the position until 6 March 2023, unless […]

AMC cancels recently renewed ‘Moonhaven’ as cuts hit programming

AMC Networks’ attempts to cut its costs have hit its programming already, with recently renewed Moonhaven now being axed. The show, which was one of its most watched series this year on streamer AMC+, had been extended into a second season in July but that decision has now been reversed following the company’s plans to […]

AMC Networks eyes $475m restructuring cost as programming execs depart

AMC Networks expects to face restructuring costs of between $350m and $475m as it seeks to turn the company around, while the shock departure of CEO Christina Spade earlier this week has been followed by several other senior exits. The restructuring plan, which will see up to 20% of staff leaving, is designed to achieve […]

AMC to cut 20% staff, with ‘content monetisation mechanisms in disarray’

AMC Networks is cutting around a fifth of its US workforce and is to implement “significant cutbacks in operations”, with its CEO also stepping down after just three months. The Better Call Saul and Mad Men firm’s chairman, James Dolan, said “large-scale” staff reductions would be required as the company joins its fellow US-based rivals […]

AMC developing ‘Good Night, And Good Luck’ series with George Clooney & Grant Heslov

AMC Networks is developing a series adaptation of the 2005 fact-based drama feature film Good Night, And Good Luck for AMC and AMC+, alongside a returning George Clooney and Grant Heslov. Clooney and Heslov, who co-wrote the original film, with Heslov also producing and Clooney directing and acting in the feature, brought the project to […]

AMC Networks appoints new global sales head & expands team remit

AMC Networks has promoted Mark-Dee Shapland to VP of global content sales. Previously serving as head of international content sales, Dee-Shapland will now oversee the global sales team and manage sales in territories including the US, Canada, France, Germany and Italy. Dee-Shapland, who joined the company in 2016, will continue to report to Mike Pears, […]

AMC Networks distribution & development president exits; new commercial boss named

Josh Reader, president of distribution and development for AMC Networks in the US, is exiting the company, with a reshuffle that sees Kim Kelleher promoted to the new role of chief commercial officer. Reader, who joined AMC Networks more than a decade ago, will depart early next year to set up a new venture in […]

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