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Sundance Channel hires head of production

The U.S. cable net brings on Alysse Bezahler to oversee production of its unscripted and scripted series and originals, while internationally, Sundance Channel is set to launch in Indonesia.
July 2, 2013

Sundance Channel has brought on Alysse Bezahler in the newly created position of vice president/head of production.

Based in New York, Bezahler will oversee production of the AMC Networks-owned cable net’s unscripted and scripted original series and specials, and will report to Nena Rodrigue, head of original programming.

Previously, Bezahler oversaw production on various major scripted series including CBS’s Elementary, A Gifted Man and Now & Again; as well as HBO’s In Treatment and the pilot of The Sopranos. She’d also worked as a line producer on assorted features.

The news comes as AMC/Sundance Channel Global also announces the imminent launch of Sundance Channel in Indonesia, via the DTH platform Indovision. The move follows the launch of sister network WE tv on Astro in Malaysia.

“We’re very excited to launch for the first time in Indonesia on Indovision, one of Asia’s biggest subscription television platforms and a pioneer in the industry,” said Bruce Tuchman, president of AMC/Sundance Channel Global, in a statement. “We look forward to delivering the best of independent-minded entertainment to fans across the region.”

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