AMC Networks names Ben Haigh, Josh Sizer as senior VPs of programming | News

AMC Networks names Ben Haigh, Josh Sizer as senior VPs of programming | News

AMC is due to launch new dramas including Clive Owen-led Monsieur Spade this year

AMC Networks in the US has made multiple promotions in its programming teams, including elevating both Ben Haigh and Josh Sizer to senior VP of programming.

In their expanded roles, Haigh and Sizer will jointly oversee the company’s domestic scripted programming operation, reporting to Ben Davis, exec VP of programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios.

Haigh and Sizer, who both joined the company in 2020, have played a key role in spearheading scripted titles and franchises including Anne Rice Immortal Universe and The Walking Dead Universe, in addition to Dark Winds and Silo.

AMC Networks’ programming team is based in Santa Monica, California, while the company is headquartered in New York.

The firm has also promoted Jack Glascott to VP of domestic scripted programming and Alexis Greer to director of domestic scripted programming, while Amanda Lloyd recently joined after previously serving as a manager of scripted programming at HBO Max. All three will report to Haigh and Sizer.

Meanwhile, Noel Manzano has been upped to senior VP of international scripted programming and development, reporting to Davis.

Working within Manzano’s team are Corey Schmalzle and Samantha Perelman, who have both been promoted to director of international scripted programming. Drew Worobow is continuing in his role as VP of AMC Studios, reporting to Davis.

The appointments come seven months after Emma Miller and Carrie Gillogly, who served as senior VP of development and senior VP of programming for AMC Networks respectively, exited to join Netflix.

The promotions come at the start of a busy year for AMC Networks as it prepares to launch several key new series, including Clive Owen-led drama Monsieur Spade on January 14 on flagship cablenet AMC and streamer AMC+.

Other shows launching later in the year include The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, starring Andy Lincoln and Danai Gurira; crime drama Parish, starring Giancarlo Esposito; Orphan Black spin-off series Echoes, starring Krysten Ritter; and a new season of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire.

“It’s a pleasure to acknowledge the efforts of our talented and engaged programming executives with these promotions and expanded responsibilities,” said Davis.

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