AMC scripted team co-heads leave AMC Networks to join Netflix
Emma Miller and Carrie Gillogly, who previously held leadership positions at AMC's scripted team, have recently departed the network to join the popular streaming service Netflix.
Miller, formerly the Senior Vice President of Development at AMC Networks, has been appointed as the Director of Overall Deals and Series for the United States and Canada at Netflix. She will report to Nne Ebong, the Vice President of Overall Deals and Series at Netflix.
Gillogly, who served as the Senior Vice President of Programming at AMC Networks, has also joined Netflix as the Director of Drama Series for the United States and Canada. She will report to Jinny Howe, the Vice President of Drama Series at Netflix.
Both Miller and Gillogly had long and successful careers at AMC, with Miller dedicating 11 years to the network and Gillogly working there for nine years. In 2020, they were jointly promoted to co-lead AMC's scripted team.
During their tenure at AMC, Gillogly oversaw the production of notable shows such as "Into The Badlands" and "The Terror," while Miller contributed to the success of shows like "Fear The Walking Dead" and "Hell On Wheels."
At AMC, Miller and Gillogly reported to Ben Davis, the Executive Vice President of Scripted. Davis will continue to lead the division under the guidance of Dan McDermott, the President of Entertainment and AMC Studios.
The departures of Miller and Gillogly come in the wake of AMC Networks' announcement to reduce content spending by approximately 20% in 2023, aiming to reach $1.1 billion compared to $1.35 billion in 2022. This cost-cutting measure is part of the company's strategy to strike a balance between ongoing investments and generating profitable cash flow in the short term, as stated by CFO Patrick O'Connell in February.
AMC Networks, which operates AMC Network, Sundance TV, and various streaming platforms including AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK, and HIDIVE, has been facing challenges in transitioning to the streaming market and grappling with stagnant subscriber growth.
To expand its reach, AMC has recently partnered with Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment to bring channels featuring popular shows like "The Walking Dead" and "Portlandia" to the Redbox Free Live TV service. Additionally, the company has announced plans to launch an ad-supported version of its AMC+ streaming service later this year.
Furthermore, AMC Networks has revealed that it is developing a potential third series within the Anne Rice Immortal Universe, centered around the Talamasca, a secretive organisation depicted in Rice's novels that focuses on studying the supernatural world and protecting humans from its darkest elements.