New York, NY—December 6, 2011 – IFC announced today the appointment of Andrew Siegal to the newly created position of vice president, production. Based in New York City, Siegal will report to Debbie DeMontreux, senior vice president, original programming.
“Andrew is a highly experienced television producer with an impressive background of effectively managing the production operations of high-quality original programming, specifically within the comedy space,” said DeMontreux. “His legal and financial expertise coupled with his strong production relationships will be a huge asset to IFC as we continue to establish the network as a destination for alt comedy series.”
In this new role, Siegal will be responsible for developing and implementing production management strategies and oversight of day-to-day production operations for IFC’s original programming.
Siegal has extensive experience developing and producing long and short-form programming for top cable networks and entertainment brands. His recent credits include producer positions on Comedy Central’s newest hit show, “Jon Benjamin Has a Van,” HBO’s “Funny or Die: Presents” and MTV’s “World of Jenks” (season 2). His previously held positions include director of production for MTV2, supervising producer of Comedy Central’s "Insomniac with Dave Attell," line producer of "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn," and co-producer of MTV’s "Tom Green Show." He started his career working at "Saturday Night Live" and "The Jon Stewart Show." Siegal is a graduate of Towson State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics.
IFC creates and champions authentic, original content that is “Always On. Slightly Off.” Since 1994, IFC has cultivated television programming that challenges the conventions of storytelling. Today, IFC continues to embrace content with an indie perspective. Original series – headlined by brand-defining scripted and sketch comedy – air alongside an extraordinary collection of films and cult TV shows. Long and short-form original content inspired by music, web, gaming, animation, news, and culture is available on multiple platforms. IFC provides viewers access to must-see festivals and events around the country, like the Film Independent’s Spirit Awards and SXSW. IFC.com features exclusive video, podcasts, blogs, news and reviews cultivated and written by industry experts.?The network’s On Demand offering, IFC Free, gives fans the opportunity to watch select content from IFC whenever they want. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
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