Kristin Jones, SVP International Programming, Expands Portfolio to Include SundanceTV in Addition to AMC
Chris Loveall Joins AMC and SundanceTV as VP, International Programming
NEW YORK, NY – September 27, 2016 – AMC and SundanceTV today announced a newly created international programming group, headed by Kristin Jones, who now oversees international programming and co-productions across both AMC and SundanceTV. Jones had been running international programming for AMC and played an integral role in bringing notable titles such as “The Night Manager” and “Humans” to the network during her tenure. She continues to report to Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. Additionally, Chris Loveall has joined as vice president, international programming for AMC and SundanceTV, reporting to Jones.
AMC and SundanceTV have enjoyed great success recently with their international programming strategy, focused on bringing the best of the world’s dramas to the U.S. through premier partnerships. AMC miniseries “The Night Manager” recently received 12 Emmy® nominations and critically lauded series “Humans” is returning for season two next year. SundanceTV recently debuted “The A Word” and acclaimed Italian series “Gomorrah,” both to high praise from viewers and critics. Additionally, miniseries “Top of the Lake 2,” directed by Jane Campion and starring Elizabeth Moss and Nicole Kidman and season two of series “Cleverman” will bow in 2017 on SundanceTV.
“This team has done an amazing job moving AMC quickly into the international programming space, and building on the wonderful track record that SundanceTV had established,” said Stillerman. “There is so much great writing and producing talent around the world, and we’re truly looking forward to expanding our existing relationships, building new ones, and continuing to find the best stories and most original voices.”
Said Jones, “In additional to my role at AMC, I am excited to continue to build on SundanceTV’s incredible lineup of international programming, along with Chris Loveall. Chris brings solid experience to the team and will play an important role in identifying compelling international co-production opportunities for both AMC and SundanceTV.”
About Kristin Jones
As Senior Vice President, International Programming for AMC and SundanceTV, Jones oversees the creation, development and production of innovative scripted programming from overseas.
Jones, who is based in New York, has been with AMC since 2014, focused on international scripted projects. Prior to joining AMC, Jones served as chief creative officer for multi-platform digital studio Vuguru. Before that, she served as senior vice president of international development, production and acquisitions for Miramax Films in New York, and prior to that, she was vice president of production and European acquisitions for Buena Vista International, based in London. She began her career as a film literary agent at ICM.
About Chris Loveall
As Vice President, International Programming for AMC and SundanceTV, Chris Loveall is based in Los Angeles and is responsible for the development and acquisitions of international programming and co-productions for both networks. Prior to joining AMC and SundanceTV, Loveall served as vice president of original programming at Pivot, developing scripted drama, comedy and animation projects and overseeing the business affairs process for all programming deals. This included international co-productions “Fortitude” and “Please Like Me.” Loveall has also held a number of programming-focused positions at ABC Signature Studios, The CW, and other production companies. Loveall holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and political science from the University of California at Davis.
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with “Mad Men” in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before “Breaking Bad” won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series “The Walking Dead” is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last four years. AMC’s other current original drama series include “Better Call Saul,” “Hell on Wheels,” “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Humans,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands,” “The Night Manager,” and “Preacher,” and forthcoming series “The Son” and “The Terror.” AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead,” “The Making of the Mob,” “Comic Book Men” “Ride with Norman Reedus,” “The American West” and “Geeking Out.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.
Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world’s most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination. SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv. SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online at www.sundance.tv, on demand and mobile.
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