Susie Fitzgerald Upped to EVP of Scripted Programming for AMC and SundanceTV

In another example of synergy among its channels, AMC Networks has promoted Susie Fitzgerald to executive vice president of scripted programming for both AMC and SundanceTV.

Fitzgerald, who will remain based in Los Angeles, had been senior vice president of scripted development and current programming for AMC. Christian Vesper, who had been senior vice president of scripted development and current programming for SundanceTV, has been named senior vice president of international programming, development, acquisitions and co-productions for the network. He remains based in New York.

AMC also announced that Kristin Jones, who was brought on in 2014 by AMC as a consultant focused on international scripted projects, has officially joined the network as senior vice president of international programming, development, acquisitions and co-productions and will be based at AMC’s New York offices. In addition, Audience Network alum Kristi Felton has joined AMC as vice president of scripted programming and is based in Los Angeles.

Fitzgerald, Vesper and Jones report to Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. Felton reports to Fitzgerald.

“As we look to build on the success of both AMC and SundanceTV, we’re so happy to recognize these creative individuals who contribute so much to each network,” said Stillerman. “Susie has helped lead AMC to record-breaking heights with shows like ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Better Call Saul.’ We’re excited to have her extend that expertise to the work being done at SundanceTV, which Christian has played a significant role in shaping for over a dozen years.”

Stillerman added, “With Christian overseeing all international projects for SundanceTV, we’ll continue our strong momentum in bringing the best of the world’s dramas to the U.S. and attracting premier partnerships as we’ve done with ‘The Honorable Woman’ and ‘Top of the Lake,’ among many others. At AMC, Kristin has already made a significant impact on our programming line-up, from the successful launch and renewal of ‘Humans’ to next year’s highly anticipated mini-series ‘The Night Manager.’ There’s a lot to look forward to at both AMC and SundanceTV, and we’re thrilled to have these proven and talented programming executives on our teams.”

In April, AMC president-general manager Charlie Collier’s duties were expanded to include coverage of SundanceTV after Sarah Barnett moved to run BBC America. Stillerman’s role was expanded to include SundanceTV in June.

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