Josh Sapan
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AMC Networks

Josh
Sapan

President / CEO

With a stellar history of prestige cable series ranging from “Breaking Bad” to “The Walking Dead,” Sapan orchestrates AMC Networks’ hit-delivering capabilities in a portfolio featuring AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV and WEtv. 2020 involved driving AMC’s subscription VOD offerings farther across the globe with Acorn TV and Shudder. He’s also leading AMC further into SVOD with AMC Plus and WEtv Plus while expanding IP with the acquisition of Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles,” “Lives of the Mayfair Witches” and other major works. AMC Networks’ future could be determined by consolidating trends, where it remains a prime candidate for acquisition by a larger entity interested in absorbing its content. In December, Sapan extended his contract with AMC two more years through the end of 2022.

Career

  • AMC Networks
  • Cable Hall of Fame

Education

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (WI, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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Former AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan's 2021 Pay Rises 30% to $15 Million

Former AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan's 2021 Pay Rises 30% to $15 Million

Former AMC Networks chief Josh Sapan's compensation for 2021, his final year as CEO of the company, rose 30% over the previous year to $15.3 million.According to a proxy statement filed with the SEC Friday, Sapan's total pay from the company for 2021 was $15.3 million, compared to the $11.8 million he received in 2020 and the $20.2 million he was paid in 2019.Click here to sign up for Variety's free Strictly Business newsletter covering earnings, financial and investment news,...

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