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AMC Networks promotes Dee-Shapland

October 13, 2022

AMC Networks has promoted Mark Dee-Shapland to Vice President of Global Content Sales. Previously Head of International Content Sales, Dee-Shapland will oversee the global sales team and manage sales in territories including the US, Canada, France, Germany and Italy. Dee-Shapland, who joined the company in 2016, will continue to report to Mike Pears, Executive Vice President of Distribution and Content Sales.

In this new role, Dee-Shapland will lead an expanded content sales team including two new directors of content sales who recently joined the company: Lucas Verga, who oversees sales in the Middle East, Europe and Africa; and Todd Bartoo, who oversees sales in Latin America, Asia and Oceania. Both Dee-Shapland and Verga will work out of the company’s New York office, while Bartoo is based in Los Angeles.

AMC Networks say this expansion will aid with the team’s newly increased responsibilities overseeing sales across all of its brands, including IFC Films, RLJE Films, Shudder, Acorn TV, HIDIVE as well as AMC Studios content. The Global Content Sales team will now also handle sales for WE tv.

“I’m thrilled that my team and I are now representing all of AMC Networks’ brands, including WE tv’s lifestyle catalogue. We are beyond excited to be heading back to Cannes for MIPCOM, bringing to market what is without doubt the best slate AMC Networks has ever fielded,” Dee-Shapland commented.

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