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AMC/Sundance hires three in Asia Pacific

AMC/Sundance Channel Global has hired three executives for its Asia Pacific division and acquired the Oscar-winning documentary Searching For Sugar Man for the region.
April 18, 2013

AMC Networks’ international arm AMC/Sundance Channel Global has hired three executives for its Asia Pacific division and acquired the Oscar-winning documentary Searching For Sugar Man (pictured) for the region.

The company has appointed Courtney Williams as managing director of business development and strategy for Asia Pacific, a newly created position. He previously worked in business development roles in the region for Nickelodeon and MGM Networks and is the founder of distributor Blue Orange Europe.

Donovan Castillo-Mohlman will oversee programming and scheduling for WE tv and Sundance Channel as the region’s head of programming and scheduling. He is previously the vice president, network programing and promotions for MediaCorp.

Finally, former Fox International Channels marketing/PR exec Lorraine Ou becomes the company’s marketing manager for Asia Pacific.

AMC/Sundance Channel Global has also acquired Searching For Sugar Man, director Malik Bendjelloul’s documentary about the mysterious rock musician Rodriguez, from Protagonist. It will be available on linear and subscription video on demand services and air on Sundance Channel Malaysia in the coming weeks.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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