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AMC Networks Interim CEO Matt Blank’s 2021 Pay Hit Nearly $7M, Former CEO Josh Sapan’s Topped $15M

AMC Networks interim CEO Matthew Blank received compensation worth nearly $7.0 million in 2021, the TV networks and streaming company disclosed Friday. Former Showtime Networks CEO Blank was named to his role in late August, succeeding company veteran Josh Sapan who transitioned to the role of executive vice chairman. As interim CEO, Blank is tasked with […]

Museum of the Moving Image Unveils Winners of Inaugural Marvels of Media Awards, Honoring Autistic Creators

Museum of the Moving Image on Wednesday unveiled the winners of its inaugural Marvels of Media Awards, which bills itself as “the country’s very first media awards ceremony, film festival and exhibition celebrating media-makers on the autism spectrum,” The Hollywood Reporter can exclusively reveal. The awards were developed by the museum’s education department and leadership […]

AMC Networks’ Jennifer Caserta to Step Down as HR Boss

Chief transformation and people officer Jennifer Caserta is to depart AMC Networks after nearly 20 years with the company. Caserta became head of the company’s human resources in 2018 after working for 14 years with the IFC TV network, including as its president and general manager. She will be replaced by Aisha Thomas-Petit, who joined […]

AMC Networks President of Marketing Linda Schupack to Exit at Year’s End (Exclusive)

Linda Schupack, the president of marketing for AMC Networks, will leave the company at the end of the year, she tells The Hollywood Reporter. “20-plus years is a significant amount of time in this industry, in the media and entertainment business, and the timing just felt right,” Schupack says. “I felt so lucky, so privileged […]

AMC Networks Interim CEO Touts Future of ‘Walking Dead’ Franchise, “Disciplined” Content Spending

AMC Networks, the company behind the AMC, IFC and Sundance Channel networks, as well as niche streaming services like horror-centric Shudder, has had a “terrific” 2021 despite a “challenged” pipeline due to production issues coming out of the coronavirus pandemic interim, CEO Matt Blank said on Monday. And the 2022 lineup will “probably [be] the […]

AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll to Step Down After 34-Year Run

AMC Networks said on Tuesday that COO Ed Carroll would leave his post at the end of the year, ending a 34-year tenure with the company behind such cable channel brands as The Walking Dead home AMC and streaming services such as AMC+, Acorn TV and Shudder. His departure at the end of his current […]

AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan to Step Down After 26-Year Run, Will Become Vice Chair

AMC Networks said on Tuesday that president and CEO Josh Sapan will transition to the role of executive vice chairman, with the TV company naming former Showtime Networks CEO Matthew Blank interim CEO. After a “successful 26-year tenure as president and chief executive officer Josh Sapan has notified the company of his desire to transition […]

AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan on ‘The Walking Dead,’ Franchises and Streaming Strategy (Q&A)

The executive also discusses taking the company's niche streaming services global and how he thinks about potential mergers and acquisitions.

AMC Networks CEO: “We Don’t See Any Need to Be Combined”

AMC Networks, the cable networks company that operates AMC, IFC, WE tv, BBC America and SundanceTV, is not focusing on any major deals to boost its scale to compete with streaming video giants, president and CEO Josh Sapan said on Thursday. During the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Virtual Summit, he answered a question about whether […]

AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan’s Pay Drops Slightly to $20.2 Million

AMC Networks president and CEO Josh Sapan received compensation worth $20.2 million in 2019, down 2 percent from $20.6 million in 2018.

AMC Networks CEO Says ‘Walking Dead’ Franchise Has “Decades of Life Left”

AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan on Thursday said 'The Walking Dead' franchise still has "an awful lot of life left" despite lower ratings in recent seasons.

AMC Networks U.S. Ad Revenue Rises on Higher Prices, More ‘Walking Dead’ Episodes

AMC Networks reported lower first-quarter earnings, but higher U.S. advertising revenue, thanks to higher ad rates and more episodes of hit series 'The Walking Dead,' partially offset by lower ratings.