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AMC Networks
Head of AMC Networks Publishing / Executive Director, Franchise & New IP Development
May 2018 – Present

  • Oversee all original initiatives for both traditional and new media publishing
  • Plan and produce the publication of titles in multiple formats and mediums
  • Lead strategy, creative, and storytelling for critical initiatives covering existing and new intellectual properties, series and films
  • Direct internal and external producers, designers, writers, illustrators, editors, photographers, and cinematographers
  • Work with in-house teams and external vendors to produce content and style guides reflecting key design, editorial, brand and legal guidelines of franchises, new IP, and shows
  • Ideate, develop, and produce innovative programs, consumer products, and experiences
  • Build new working relationships with cast, crew (showrunners, EPs), and top Fortune 500 companies 
  • Align, curate and integrate content with all networks and streaming services (AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, WE tv) and SVODs (Shudder, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited)
  • Spearhead the collaboration between multiple divisions including Studios, Digital Operations and Product, Editorial, Public Relations, Video Production, Customer Relationship Management, Development, Sales, Engineering, and Consumer, Integrated, and Brand Marketing teams 
  • Historic, current, and upcoming series include The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad / Better Call Saul, Mad Men, Killing Eve, Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Creepshow and Interview with the Vampire
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