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AMC/Sundance Channel Global ups Gendler, Connolly

AMC/Sundance Channel Global, the international division of AMC Networks has promoted Gail Gendler to VP of acquisitions and Patrick Connolly to VP of programming and scheduling.
March 3, 2014

AMC/Sundance Channel Global, the international division of AMC Networks has promoted Gail Gendler to VP of acquisitions and Patrick Connolly to VP of programming and scheduling.

Gendler joined AMC Networks in 2000 and oversees all acquisitions for AMC/Sundance Channel Global In her role, she spearheads multiplatform content deals and executes the acquisition strategy for Sundance Channel Global and WE tv Asia. She started at the company as director of rights and clearances.

Connolly, meanwhile, oversees scheduling, promotion planning and on-air creative for all linear and VoD programming for Sundance Channel Global and WE tv Asia. Prior to this role, he was a scheduling and programming consultant with Showtime.

Both execs report to Harold Gronenthal, exec VP of programming and operations, who said: “Gail and Patrick have been integral to the expansion of our global business.

“Their collaborative and strategic planning across all areas of programming as well as their knowledge of international TV has resulted in increased demand for AMC/Sundance Channel Global networks.”

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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