NEW YORK, NY, January 3, 2024 – AMC Networks today announced promotions and expanded responsibilities for key members of its Santa Monica-based programming group, particularly in the area of scripted development for AMC Networks and AMC Studios.
Ben Haigh and Josh Sizer have each been promoted to senior vice president of programming and, together, oversee the company’s domestic scripted programming function, reporting to Ben Davis, executive vice president of programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios, who joined the company nearly 20 years ago. Haigh and Sizer have been instrumental in driving the company’s scripted programming efforts on series across the Anne Rice Immortal Universe and The Walking Dead Universe, in addition to Dark Winds, Silo, the forthcoming Parish, and others.
Haigh joined AMC Networks in 2020, after positions at UCLA, Shore Z Productions and Columbia Pictures. Sizer also joined AMC Networks in 2020, after positions at DreamCrew, HBO, William Morris Endeavor. He began his career as an intern with IFC Films.
Key members of the scripted team reporting to Haigh and Sizer are Jack Glascott, who has been promoted to vice president of domestic scripted programming, Alexis Greer, who has been promoted to director of domestic scripted programming, and Amanda Lloyd, who recently joined the company from HBO Max as manager of scripted programming.
Noel Manzano was recently promoted to senior vice president of international scripted programming and development, reporting to Davis. On Manzano’s team, Corey Schmalzle and Samantha Perelman have both been promoted to director of international scripted programming. Having worked on series like Gangs of London, the forthcoming Monsieur Spade and Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, Schmalzle and Perelman are taking on additional responsibilities across AMC Studios and the company’s domestic scripted programming efforts as well. Drew Worobow continues in his role as vice president of AMC Studios, also reporting to Davis.
“It’s a pleasure to acknowledge the efforts of our talented and engaged programming executives with these promotions and expanded responsibilities,” Davis said. “Ben and Josh hit the ground running from the moment they arrived and have helped develop and direct the course of some of our most significant shows, working closely with Jack, Alexis and Amanda. Drew has been instrumental to our studio business and Noel has provided excellent leadership of our international programming efforts, working with Corey and Sam to find remarkable stories from around the world that engage and delight viewers. I look forward to moving into 2024 with a remarkable team that is meaningfully contributing to our company’s success by working with our creative partners to share unforgettable stories and characters with fans across our distribution platforms.”
About AMC Networks Inc.
AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically acclaimed content. Its brands include targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK, and the newest addition to its targeted streaming portfolio, the anime-focused HIDIVE streaming service, in addition to AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and IFC Films. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind some of the biggest titles and brands known to a global audience, including The Walking Dead, the Anne Rice catalog and the Agatha Christie library. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.