Stillerman upped at AMC, SundanceTV

AMC Networks has promoted Joel Stillerman (pictured) to president of original programming and development for cable nets AMC and SundanceTV and named Jan Diedrichsen to the newly created role of executive director of SundanceTV.
June 16, 2015

AMC Networks has promoted Joel Stillerman (pictured) to president of original programming and development for cable nets AMC and SundanceTV.

The move is part of a new management structure at the channels that includes Jan Diedrichsen, a 14-year veteran of the company, stepping into the newly created position of executive director of SundanceTV.

Both promotions come two months after AMC president and general manager Charlie Collier expanded his duties to include oversight of SundanceTV.

Since joining AMC in 2008, Stillerman has developed several of the network’s scripted titles including The Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels and Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul, as well as upcoming shows Into the Badlands and Fear the Walking Dead.

Diedrichsen was previously the senior VP of affiliate marketing. In his new role, he will focus on developing and expanding the SundanceTV brand.

Additionally, AMC has promoted head of public relations Marnie Black to executive VP of public relations for both AMC and SundanceTV.

Other members of Collier’s AMC senior management team will also expand their roles to oversee their same duties at SundanceTV.

“Joel has had a meaningful impact on the growth and evolution of AMC, and SundanceTV will benefit from his programming expertise and leadership,” Collier said in a statement. “Jan is a seasoned and talented executive and his role will be critical to the ongoing growth and development of SundanceTV as a network, a brand and a business.”

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