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AMC ups Dan McDermott, adding acquisition & scheduling remits

AMC Networks has upped original programming and studio president Dan McDermott to an expanded role covering acquisitions. McDermott becomes president of entertainment & AMC Studios with a remit that continues to include originals and production, but also adds responsibility for business affairs, scheduling, acquisitions and talent relationships. He will work across AMC channel brands including […]

AMC veteran Ed Carroll to depart after three decades as M&A rumours persist

AMC Networks veteran Ed Carroll is stepping down at the end of the year after more than three decades with the company, as speculation continues to swirl over its future. Carroll has been COO at the cable operator since 2009, overseeing the Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead and Mad Men network AMC, as well […]

AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan steps down as M&A rumours whirl

AMC Networks’ longstanding president & CEO Josh Sapan is stepping down, prompting further M&A speculation around the US-based broadcaster and streamer. Sapan has been with AMC for more than 25 years and is being replaced on an interim basis by Matt Blank, who had led HBO-owned Showtime for two decades before stepping down in 2017. […]

SundanceTV launches true crime franchise, orders two unscripted series

AMC Networks’ SundanceTV has launched its first true crime franchise – the aptly titled True Crime Story – and commissioned two shows under the new banner. Produced by Bungalow Media + Entertainment, It Couldn’t Happen Here is hosted by actor and author Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill, The Walking Dead), who visits different small towns […]

RTÉ & Acorn TV unveil diamond thriller with Canadian & Belgian partners

Irish pubcaster RTÉ has again linked up with AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV, this time on a six-part thriller that also has Belgian and Canadian partners onboard. Hidden Assets is from Ireland’s Saffron Moon and has been written by Peter McKenna (Red Rock) and Morna Regan. Belgian producer Potemkino and Canada’s Facet 4 are attached to coproduce, […]

AMC rejigs int’l networks & streaming content teams under Kristin Jones

AMC Networks is restructuring its international programming group, with Kristin Jones promoted to a new role with a new remit across its networks and streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV and Sundance Now. Jones, AMC’s EVP of international programming, will head up the newly enlarged division and be responsible for finding and developing series from around […]

Acorn TV, ITVS-owned Route 24 explore Italy with ‘Signora Volpe’

AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV has ordered a detective drama starring Silent Witness’s Emilia Fox. Signora Volpe is from ITV Studios-backed production company Route 24 and has been created and written by Rachel Cuperman and Sally Griffiths (Midsomer Murders). The three-part feature-length drama features Fox as a disillusioned British spy-turned-detective living in Italy whose life changes […]

Acorn TV orders Jane Seymour-fronted mystery thriller series ‘Harry Wild’

AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV has ordered Harry Wild, a new Irish mystery thriller starring and executive produced by Jane Seymour. The 8 x 60-minute series is being produced by indie Dynamic Television and was created and written by David Logan, alongside co-writer Jo Spain, with Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman star Seymour playing a recently […]

Acorn TV & Sundance Now acquire ‘The Drowning’ amid global sales for UK thriller

AMC Networks-owned streamers Acorn TV and Sundance Now have picked up US, Canadian and Lat Am rights to UK identity thriller The Drowning, alongside further deals for the show in Europe and New Zealand. The deal will see the drama broadcast simultaneously on both platforms across the US and South America beginning 6 May. Acorn […]

AMC expands senior leadership roles for streaming focus

US-based AMC Networks has expanded the roles of senior execs Courtney Thomasma, Matt Graham and Blake Callaway as part of the company’s continuing refocus around its streaming services. Company veteran Thomasma, who most recently served as executive director of BBC America, is shifting to a new position as general manager of streamer AMC+, where she […]