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AMC Brings Together Studio & Networks Group, David Madden to Exit


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AMC Networks is integrating its AMC Studios operation into its entertainment networks group, with David Madden set to exit later this month.

The realignment will bring the studio under centralized leadership, closer to the networks for which it produces nearly a dozen current series. Madden, who has been serving as president of programming for the entertainment networks group and AMC Studios, is stepping down.

“We are already seeing the benefits of our entertainment networks working more closely together—the next logical strategic step is to integrate AMC Studios into this same group, so that the people making our celebrated series are more closely coordinated with the marketing, scheduling and publicity teams who connect our shows to passionate fans,” said Sarah Barnett, president of the entertainment networks group for AMC Networks. “We believe this new structure best positions our nimble organization for success in an increasingly competitive environment. I thank David for being a wonderful and consummate executive and for the creative leadership he brought to the team. He is enormously respected and admired both by his colleagues across the company and the talented people who make our shows. He will be missed.”

“I’m proud of the work the programming team and I have done growing and nurturing our existing shows like The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, Killing Eve, Lodge 49 and others, while also finding fresh new voices and shows like NOS4A2, a new season of The Terror, the forthcoming Dispatches From Elsewhere, a third series in The Walking Dead universe and a slate of strong new series in development,” Madden said. “I’m ready to move on and focus on new opportunities in the rapidly expanding content space, leaving the current programming and studio operations in good hands and positioned well for the future.”











About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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