SundanceTV, July 1, 2013

Sundance Channel Names Alysse Bezahler Vice President / Head of Production

New York, NY, July 1, 2013 – Sundance Channel announced today the appointment of Alysse Bezahler as vice president / head of production, effective immediately. Based in New York, Bezahler will oversee production of Sundance Channel’s unscripted and scripted original series and specials, reporting to Nena Rodrigue, head of original programming. This is a newly created position.

"Alysse has been instrumental in the success of numerous series throughout her stellar career,” said Rodrigue. “We are thrilled to have Alysse join as our head of production. Her depth of experience will be invaluable as we continue to expand our slate of original programming.”

A veteran television producer, prior to Sundance Channel Bezahler oversaw production of several major network dramas, including CBS’s Elementary, A Gifted Man, Now & Again, HBO’s In Treatment  and the pilot of The Sopranos. Additionally, she produced Fox’s Running Wilde and multicamera sitcoms Big Lake and Hope & Faith.

Prior to her work in television, Ms. Bezahler was line producer on feature films including The Ice Storm, She’s the One, Election and Mac and Vanya on 42nd Street.

Today’s news comes following the recent appointment of Christian Vesper to senior vice president of scripted development and current and Jordan Helman to director, scripted development and current.

About Sundance Channel
Sundance Channel is the destination for What’s Next, Now.  Showcasing both today’s creative icons and the emerging talent of tomorrow, Sundance Channel tells bold stories with a fresh point of view. In addition to award winning films, Sundance Channel is home to daring new original programming. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., Sundance Channel provides perspectives dedicated to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity.

About AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 32 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming feed origination and distribution company.

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Elana Mayerfield