Anne Kelly Becomes Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Dawn Botti Moves to Executive Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs for AMC Studios and Streaming Services
NEW YORK, NY, November 8, 2021 – AMC Networks has promoted two key company leaders in its legal department. Anne Kelly, who joined the company more than a decade ago as its senior vice president for corporate and securities matters, and corporate secretary, is now Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary. Dawn Botti, who joined AMC Networks in 2015 as senior vice president of legal for AMC Studios, is now EVP, Legal and Business Affairs, AMC Studios and Streaming Services.
“Anne and Dawn are two talented lawyers who have had a significant impact on our business and are key contributors to our internal legal team,” said Jamie Gallagher, executive vice president and general counsel of AMC Networks. “In her more than 10 years with the company, Anne has expanded her role to include oversight of our compliance, data privacy and cybersecurity efforts, in addition to her significant responsibilities as corporate secretary. Dawn, who started as the in-house lawyer advising our burgeoning AMC Studios business, has played a key role in the launch of the company’s premium streaming bundle, AMC+ and has significantly expanded her role to include legal and business affairs oversight for the company’s streaming services and growing presence on AVOD/ FAST platforms. I am proud to call them both trusted colleagues and to recognize their significant contributions to our growth and success through these well-earned promotions.”
In her expanded role, Kelly is responsible for all of the company’s corporate governance, securities and finance, compliance, cybersecurity, data privacy as well as other general corporate legal matters, and oversees the company’s in-house lawyers and outside counsel relating to these areas.
Botti will continue to oversee all legal affairs for the company’s expanding AMC Studios operation, which includes all scripted development, production and co-production as well as worldwide content licensing. She will also have legal and business affairs oversight for the content and distribution of the company’s streaming services including, Shudder, Acorn TV, ALLBLK and Sundance Now, as well as AMC+ and the company’s growing portfolio of AVOD/FAST channels.
Prior to AMC Networks, Kelly was managing director, corporate secretary and assistant general counsel at Ambac Financial Group (formerly NYSE-ABK) where she was responsible for all corporate governance, securities, finance, executive compensation, compliance and general corporate legal matters. Earlier in her career, she was an associate at Hughes, Hubbard & Reed in the firm’s Securities and Merger & Acquisition Departments. A Betsy Magness Fellow and a member of the Women in Cable Telecommunications and Society of Corporate Governance Professionals, Kelly received her B.A. from Cornell University, and earned her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.
Before she joined AMC Networks, Botti spent over a decade at NBCUniversal, ultimately serving as the company’s senior vice president of business and legal affairs where she played in a key role in the launch of Hulu. She was previously associate counsel at ABC Television and began her legal career in private practice with a focus on intellectual property litigation and transactional work; first at the law firm of Proskauer Rose, and later at Pryor Cashman. Botti received her B.A from Lafayette college and earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law.
ABOUT AMC NETWORKS:
AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.