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AMC Entertainment Networks Group brings Studios operation in-house

AMC Networks is bringing its Studios operation in-house in a restructure that sees the departure of David Madden. The exec, who joined AMC in 2017, served as president of programming for the Entertainment Networks Group and AMC Studios. However, under the business’s “strategic realignment” the studio will come under centralised leadership – that of Sarah […]

UnReal’s Noxon behind Dietland plan for AMC

US cable channel AMC has given the greenlight to Dietland, the latest drama from UnReal showrunner Marti Noxon. News of the series first emerged last year, and a ten-part series is now going ahead following successful execution of AMC’s writers’ room development model. This sees writers work on scripts for several months ahead of a […]

Sundance SVOD service heads to Rillington Place, Riviera

AMC Networks has acquired Europe-produced scripted trio Back, Rillington Place and Riviera for its Sundance-branded US subscription VOD service. Sundance Now has landed exclusive streaming rights to the shows, deals that come just months after it ordered its first original series, The Chances. Back is the latest comedy from Peep Show stars David Mitchell and […]

Walking Dead makes history but ratings fall

The Walking Dead has made US ratings history despite its latest season finale ratings again falling year-on-year. The last episode of the AMC cable series’ seventh season, on Sunday (April 9), took 15.6 million viewers in Nielsen’s Live+3 ratings. Within that the 9.7 million adults aged 18-49 it attracted makes it the biggest show in […]

Off the Fence exec joins AMC Studios’ sales team

Off the Fence’s Mark Dee-Shapland has joined AMC Studios’ worldwide sales arm. Dee-Shapland has taken up the new post of head of content sales at the AMC Networks-owned production outfit. He will remain in Amsterdam, where factual-focused distributor Off the Fence is based, but report to LA-based Valerie Cabrera, who has been AMC Studios’ senior […]

AMC will no longer Feed the Beast

US cable channel AMC is not progressing with its freshman season drama Feed the Beast. The David Schwimmer-starring ten-episode series about a pair of troubled friends who attempt to make a success of a restaurant in the Bronx has been cancelled after one season. Feed the Beast comes from Clyde Phillips Productions, Lionsgate Television and […]

AMC goes local in CEE

AMC Networks is localising its flagship AMC channel in Central and Eastern Europe. The US-listed company is replacing its CEE feed in the region with country-specific services in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Slovenia. These three services will run in those countries and throughout the region. There is already a dedicated AMC Hungary feed in […]

AMC to feel Terror in Europe, Lat Am

AMC Global has acquired rights to upcoming anthology drama The Terror, which the pay TV’s channel’s US counterpart is producing. The day-and-date deal with distributor AMC Studios means AMC Global’s channels will broadcast the ten-episode drama within minutes of the US broadcast in 2017. The series, set in 1847, follows a Royal Navy crew caught […]

eOne, Endemol Shine execs to run Blumhouse TV

US producer Blumhouse Productions is building out its TV arm by hiring heavy hitters Jeremy Gold and Marci Wiseman as divisional co-presidents. The pair come in above Jessica Rhoades, who built The Jinx prodco’s television division, who will be executive VP, head of programming and development going forwards. Gold was previously executive VP of Kingdom […]

AMC turns David Carr memoir into drama

US cable channel AMC and Sony Pictures Television are turning late journalist David Carr’s memoir, The Night of the Gun, into a six-part miniseries. Bob Odenkirk is attached to play Carr, the New York journalist who turned his battle with drugs and experiences as a leading New York Times columnist into a brutal book. Odenkirk […]

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