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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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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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