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.