Josh Sapan, president and CEO of AMC Networks, weighed in on the company’s approach to storytelling at MIPCOM, where he and Fear the Walking Dead star Colman Domingo were interviewed on the stage of the Grand Auditorium by World Screen’s Anna Carugati.
Sapan talked about AMC’s journey to becoming a premier destination for drama, beginning with Mad Men a decade ago. “Technology invites different ways of telling stories, and if we can marry that with the best storytellers and curate them against a backdrop of many, many more options, the world will pay attention.”
That includes a willingness to take risks. “Almost every show that we’ve done that has worked terrifically seemed like it might not have worked terrifically.”
Domingo talked about what attracted him to Fear the Walking Dead on AMC. “It was about human behavior, it was about survival, all these human issues we’re dealing with it.”