SundanceTV, March 5, 2014

SundanceTV Promotes Creative Services Executives

Mark Williams promoted to Senior Vice President, Brand Creative

Jessica Gleason promoted to Vice President, Production

New York, NY, March 5, 2014 – SundanceTV has promoted two New York based executives, Mark Williams and Jessica Gleason. It was announced today by Robert Battles, Senior Vice President of Creative Services, AMC Networks, to whom Mark Williams reports.  Mark Williams has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Brand Creative for SundanceTV Creative Services and Jessica Gleason has been elevated to Vice President, Production for SundanceTV Creative Services.  Gleason will continue to report to Williams.

Today’s news comes on the heels of the network’s recent rebrand from Sundance Channel to SundanceTV.  Williams, who joined the company in 2006, oversees the creation of all video elements for on-air, off-channel, marketing, ad sales, public relations, digital, emerging platforms and affiliates. In his new role he will also oversee promo strategy and planning for the network. Gleason oversees the overall production management of video and broadcast projects for channel initiatives by strategizing, planning and supervising on-air production for original series campaigns and film franchises. She also supports multiple projects including sponsorship sales initiatives and marketing tentpole campaigns.

Battles commented, “Mark and Jessie are wonderfully talented, experienced creative leaders who’ve helped to clearly define the SundanceTV brand.  They have been instrumental to the channel’s consistently strong and well communicated on-air creative as well as the recent rebrand.”

Prior to joining SundanceTV, Mark oversaw on air promotions at Court TV. Previously, he produced launch campaigns, film shoots and promotions for networks such as HBO, Cinemax, History Channel, A&E, HGTV and Bravo. He holds numerous PromaxBDA and film festival awards. Williams earned his MFA in Film & Television Production at New York University and his BA at Queen’s University, Canada. He is a member of PromaxBDA and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Gleason joined SundanceTV in 2003 as Director of Production. Prior to joining the network, Gleason served as the head of production for creative agency Beehive and worked on client accounts including HBO, MTV, Discovery, ESPN, Showtime, Disney, ABC, TNT and Lifetime. She began her career at Pisces Productions in Boston. Gleason earned her BS in Communications at Northeastern University. She is a member of PromaxBDA and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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About SundanceTV
SundanceTV is making and celebrating television as distinctive as the best independent films. Working with today’s most remarkable talent, SundanceTV is attracting viewer and critical acclaim for its original scripted and unscripted series. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by AMC Networks inc., SundanceTV delivers on the spirit of founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity.

About AMC Networks, Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates international programming businesses consisting of AMC/Sundance Channel Global and Chellomedia, as well as AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming origination and distribution company. For more information, please visit

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