New York, NY (March 27, 2019) – AMC Networks, the entertainment company known for its groundbreaking and celebrated original content, today announced that Jennifer Caserta is expanding her role with the company. Caserta, who was named Chief Transformation Officer in May of 2018, is taking on the role of Chief Transformation and People Officer, a new position at the company. Caserta will continue to report to Josh Sapan, AMC Networks’ President and CEO.
In this new role, Caserta is responsible for driving transformation across AMC Networks to enable its long-term growth objectives, including developing an integrated transformation vision and strategy and leveraging key areas related to people, culture and employee development. As a key member of the senior leadership team, Caserta will lead the company’s human resources function, encompassing employee relations, company culture, compensation and benefits.
“As we continue to look for new ways to innovate and evolve as a company, we think placing a larger focus on the intersection of our people and culture and our overall business strategy will be an important component of our continued success,” said Josh Sapan, President and CEO, AMC Networks. “Jen has made significant contributions to our business and is uniquely qualified to lead the company in these important areas as we move forward.”
“With AMC Networks’ strong creative legacy, the company’s workforce has some of the most innovative and talented people in the business and I look forward to continuing to help drive the success of our company through the ongoing growth and development of our employees,” said Caserta. “I also look forward to ensuring that we continue to attract and cultivate the best talent while making sure our structure best positions the company to continue its strong track record of great storytelling and innovation.”
As Chief Transformation Officer, Caserta oversaw the implementation of the company’s new management structure, enacted last year following an extensive organizational design effort informed by the company’s past success and new opportunities in a dynamic and competitive marketplace. Under the new structure, the company’s four entertainment networks—AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC and SundanceTV—were consolidated under common management in order to better operate and leverage the strengths of these distinct brands.
In addition to her role as Chief Transformation and People Officer, Caserta sits on the boards of RLJ Entertainment, a privately-owned subsidiary of AMC Networks that includes the growing streaming services Acorn TV and Urban Movie Channel; Levity Entertainment Group, the media company in which AMC Networks holds a majority stake, that owns and operates comedy venues, a talent management business and produces original content; and Funny or Die, the digital service founded by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell in which AMC Networks holds a minority stake.
Previously, Caserta was president and general manager of IFC, where she played a leading role in transforming IFC from a niche indie film channel to an advertiser-supported network and one of the most well-known, respected brands in comedy. Caserta earned an industry-wide reputation for her ability to attract both world-class and emerging comedic talent to IFC and for making it a destination for smart, offbeat comedy, with critically-acclaimed, culturally-resonant original series, including Documentary Now!, Brockmire and Portlandia.
About AMC Networks
Known for its groundbreaking and celebrated original content, AMC Networks is the company behind the award-winning brands AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films. Its diverse line-up of popular and critically-acclaimed series and independent films include Killing Eve, Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead, which has been the #1 show on cable television for nine consecutive years, as well as Portlandia, Brockmire, Love After Lockup, and the films Boyhood, Death of Stalin, and many more. Its original series Mad Men and Breaking Bad are widely recognized as being among the most influential and acclaimed shows in the history of TV. The Company also operates AMC Studios, its production business; AMC Networks International, its international programming business; the subscription streaming services Shudder and Sundance Now; RLJ Entertainment, a content distribution company that includes the subscription streaming services Acorn TV and Urban Movie Channel; and Levity Entertainment Group, the Company’s production services and comedy venues business. For more information, visit http://www.amcnetworks.com.