New York, NY, February 12, 2015 – AMC Networks, the entertainment company behind some of the most popular and acclaimed content in television and film, today announced changes in its advertising sales organization. The shifts impact the advertising sales and sales planning teams across the company’s five national networks – AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv.
The advertising sales teams of AMC and SundanceTV will now be combined, reporting into Marc Krok, Senior Vice President of Ad Sales, formerly head of Ad Sales for AMC. The newly combined team will take advantage of AMC and SundanceTV’s cinematic and quality storytelling and audience composition.
Todd Schwartzman, formerly Senior Vice President of Ad Sales at SundanceTV, has been named Senior Vice President of Ad Sales for BBC AMERICA, which AMC Networks now operates in a joint venture with BBC Worldwide.
WE tv Ad Sales continues to be led by Senior Vice President Allison Clarke and IFC Ad Sales continues to be led by Senior Vice President Vanessa Benfield.
Krok, Schwartzman, Clarke and Benfield all report into Scott Collins, Executive Vice President of Ad Sales, who has now added to his portfolio sales oversight of BBC AMERICA, SundanceTV and IFC. Collins continues to report into AMC Networks President of Advertising Sales, Arlene Manos. BBC World News Advertising Sales, headed by Vice President Michael Graff, also reports into Manos.
Within the sales planning organization, Steve Luttinger, Executive Vice President of Sales Strategy, now oversees sales planning across the company’s five networks, and continues to report to David Epstein, Executive Vice President of Content and Inventory Strategy.
“AMC Networks has one of the most successful ad sales teams in the business. This realignment allows us to better utilize the top tier talent we have across our sales organization while creating efficiencies for our advertising partners,” stated Manos. “Under the direction of Scott and Steve, our ad sales and sales planning teams are well positioned to continue to lead the company to future revenue growth.”
About AMC Networks:
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 BBC America through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide. In addition, the company operates AMC Networks International, its global division. More information is available at www.www.amcnetworks.com.