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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 & 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 […]

AMC Networks to cut 10% of US staff as streaming restructure revealed

AMC Networks is cutting around 10% of its US staff, as it become the latest media operator to refocus its efforts on streaming amid the pandemic. Around 100 members of staff are set to be affected following the revamp, which will see it put more emphasis on its OTT services rather than its traditional networks. […]

Drama round-up: Dramacorp developing Cold War comedy-thriller; ‘Trickster’ sells in US; CBS back to work on ‘Einstein’

Dramacorp developing Cold War comedy-thriller Stockholm-based prodco Dramacorp is developing a Cold War comedy-thriller mini-series titled Whiskey On The Rocks. Dramacorp’s chief content officer Patrick Nebout and creative director Henrik Jansson-Schweizer will executive produce, while the company is in the process of recruiting the creative team and finalising its co-production model for the project, which […]

Factual roundup: AMC SVODs acquire raft of factual shows; Autentic to distribute brain research doc; UKTV is ‘Gone Fishing’

AMC SVODs acquire docs for US AMC Networks’ SVOD services Acorn TV and Sundance Now have acquired North American rights to a raft of factual programming, following an agreement with distributor TVF International. Among the documentaries heading to Sundance Now are Glasgow-based Hopscotch Films’ BBC Storyville-commissioned 1 x 84-minute Accidental Anarchist, about how Carne Ross, […]

Sundance Now takes exclusive rights to Studiocanal’s ‘Sanctuary’

AMC Network’s streaming service Sundance Now has acquired exclusive US and Canadian rights to broadcast eight-part psychological thriller Sanctuary after striking a deal with distributor Studiocanal. Sanctuary, produced by Italy’s Fabula Pictures and Sweden’s Yellow Bird, is based on the novel The Devil’s Sanctuary by Marie Hermanson and stars Josefin Asplund (Vikings) and Matthew Modine […]

Sundance Now takes US rights to DCD’s ‘The Secrets She Keeps’

AMC Networks’ US streaming service Sundance Now has acquired US rights to Australian domestic noir thriller The Secrets She Keeps from DCD Rights. Based on the novel by Michael Robotham, the Lingo Pictures production is written by Sarah Walker and Jonathan Gavin and stars Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey, Marcella), Jessica de Gouw (The Crown, Arrow), and Michael Dorman (Patriot, For All Mankind). The series follows two women who have […]