AMC Networks Promotes for Shudder


AMC Networks has promoted Emily Gotto to senior VP of acquisitions and production for Shudder, its streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural.

Gotto will now lead film acquisitions and production for Shudder original films and co-productions. Based in the U.K., Gotto continues to report to Scott Shooman, head of the AMC Networks’ film group, encompassing IFC Films, RLJE and films for Shudder.

Shooman said: “Emily has been instrumental in elevating the Shudder brand within the genre community and bringing some of the most talented storytellers from this space to the service, as we continue to seek out and showcase titles that underscore the breadth of horror. She has a filmmaker-first mentality and is always looking for what’s new and next to deliver something unexpected and something she knows will deeply resonate with Shudder’s passionate members. I’m excited to continue working alongside her in bringing the best of horror to Shudder.”

Gotto added: “It’s been an honor to work with such passionate and dedicated colleagues at Shudder, IFC and RLJE, bringing some of the greatest horror storytellers to audiences via the big and small screens. Every day we continue to grow as a brand, distributing the widest variety of breakout and established genre talent. I’m very excited to continue to be part of Shudder’s evolution in what is a very exciting time for the genre.”