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AMC Networks talks entertainment strategy at Content London

Sarah Barnett, president AMC Networks Entertainment Group & AMC Studios will set out her content strategy and vision for all four networks in a fireside chat at the International Drama Summit. Barnett will discuss how AMC Networks is positioning itself to succeed in the current landscape and opportunities for international collaboration.

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Sarah Barnett, president, AMC Networks Entertainment Group & AMC Studios
Sarah Barnett has oversight of four television networks, AMC, BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV, as well as the company’s production arm, AMC Studios. She also oversees AMC Premiere, the premium, ad-free version of AMC.

The strength of AMC Networks’ original content under Barnett’s leadership was underscored this year with the company’s four entertainment networks combining to secure a total of 25 Emmy® Award nominations as well as wins for Killing Eve, (BBC America) with Jodie Comer winning Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama and State of the Union, (SundanceTV) which swept the short-form comedy/drama series category, winning Outstanding Series and Outstanding Actor and Actress for co-stars Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd.

Killing Eve, the Peabody, Golden Globe®, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning series developed at BBC AMERICA under Barnett’s tenure as president and general manager, has been a significant critical, cultural and business success since it launched in 2018.

During Barnett’s time as the head of BBC America, the network achieved record growth, receiving an Emmy for Tatiana Maslany in Lead Actress Drama category for buzzy fan favorite hit show Orphan Black, and enjoyed breakthrough ratings, awards recognition and critical success. Barnett launched the world-class natural history documentary series on BBC America, with landmark programming such as Planet Earth II, and Blue Planet II, and Dynasties, which together garnered 15 Emmy nominations and 3 wins for BBC America.

Prior to moving to BBC America, as head of SundanceTV, Barnett redefined the channel as a vital television brand by introducing distinctive dramatic series. Barnett launched the network’s scripted strategy in 2010 with the Golden Globe-winning Carlos, and oversaw a slate of high quality, auteur-driven series that consistently captured critical acclaim and industry awards, including Rectify, Top of the Lake, The Honorable Woman, and others.

Barnett was featured in The New York Times “Corner Office” column and has been profiled in a multitude of trade and consumer facing publications. She was WICT’s Woman Of The Year in 2017, a NYWFT Muse Honoree in 2015, and has been included in The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 List, Variety’s Women’s Impact Report and Gotham Power List and has been named as an Adweek Woman Trailblazer along with many other recognitions.

Barnett joins other confirmed speakers:

Kevin Reilly
Chief content officer, HBO Max and president
TBS, TNT and truTV
Sarah Aubrey
Head of original content
Sandra Dewey 
Business operations and productions
Nicole Clemens
Paramount Television
Kelly Luegenbiehl
VP of international originals
Georgia Brown
Director of European Prime original series
Amazon Studios
Courteney Monroe
National Geographic Global Television Network
Sarah Barnett
AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios
Michael Wright
Piers Wenger
Controller of drama
Monika Shergill
Director of international originals
Netflix India
Aparna Purohit
Head of India original
Amazon Prime Video
Julie McNamara
EVP of Original Content
CBS All Access
Nancy Cotton
EVP and head of scripted programming
Karen Bailey
Senior vice president, original programming
Julian Fellowes
Writer, director and novelist
Gareth Naeme
Carnival Films
Nina Lederman
Executive vice president, global scripted development
Sony Pictures Television
Scott Herbst
Head of scripted development
Lionsgate Television Group
Gina Marcheschi
Head of scripted TV
VICE Studios
Sally Wainwright
Writer, producer and director
Faith Penhale
Lookout Point
Cameron Roach
Director of Drama
Sky Drama
Jill Offman
Comedy Central and Paramount Network International
Anna Croneman
Head of Dramafilms
SVT - Sveriges Televison
Nils Hartmann
Director of original productions
Sky Italia
Nick Forward
Chief content officer
Philipp Steffens
Head of fiction
RTL Television
Superna Kalle
Executive vice president, international digital networks
Trish Williams
Executive director, scripted content
Ralph Lee
Director of content
BBC Studios
Tracey Pearce
President of distribution and pay
Bell Media
Reemah Sakaan
Group launch director
BritBox UK and Senior Vice President, creative and editorial, BritBox US
Soumya Sriraman
Jakob Mejlhede Andersen
EVP and Viaplay chief content office
Nordic Entertainment Group
Nathalie Biancolli
Director of acquisitions and international fiction
France Télévisions
Holt McCallany
Leading actor
Jamie Mustard
The Iconist
Piotr Kocel
Founder and CEO
Bombay Sour Films
Robert Delamere
Creative director
Tarun Katial
ZEE5 India
Nosa Eke
Writer and director
Anna Winger
Pascal Breton
Federation Entertainment
Krishnendu Majumdar
Co-founder and executive producer
Me+You Productions
Sebastian Burkhardt
Managing director, global content
Keshet International
Nathalie Morley
Chief content officer
TRACE Global
Karin Heijink
VP Pay-TV Channels
Viasat World
Jonathan Cavendish
Jenna Powell
Senior VFX producer
Milk Visual Effects
Guy Gadney
Marianne Furevold-Boland
Executive producer
NRK Drama
Sameer Nair
Applause Entertainment
Abhishek Rege
Endemol Shine
Elizabeth Koshy
Founder and CEO
INVAR Studios
Karen-Lise Mynster
When the Dust Settles
Ida Maria Rydén
When The Dust Settles
Dorte Høgh
When The Dust Settles
Stinna Lassen
When The Dust Settles
Milad Alami
When The Dust Settles
Christian Rank
Head of drama
Leye Adenle
Kemi Adesoye
Kris Thykier
Archery Pictures
Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen
Reindeer Mafia
Mika Kurvien
director and screenwriter
Reindeer Mafia
Pete Eklund
Reindeer Mafia
Olivier Jollet
Managing director Europe
Pluto TV
David M. Taghioff
Library Pictures International
Amanda Jenks
Greenacre Films
Sidharth Jain
Found and chief storyteller
The Story Ink
Estela Renner
director, writer and co-founder
Maria Farinha Filmes
Monica Albuquerque
Head of development
Guadalupe Marengo
Head of global human rights defenders programme
Amnesty International
Niamh Brannigan
Head of communications for environmental governance
UN Environment
Miura Kite
SVP, global television
Nicole Starr
Vice president of social impact
Morgane Baudin
Sustainable production specialist
Genevieve Barr

The multi-award winning Content London is made up of four standalone events: The International Drama Summit, The Unscripted Entertainment Forum, Kids Content Futures and Screenomi.

The International Drama Summit takes place on December 3/4/5, with Unscripted, Kids and Screenomi taking place on December 6.

The Drama Series Pitch at Content London is open for entries. For further information and how to apply CLICK HERE.

Stay at the Official Content London Hotel with discounted rates

We have taken over the entire St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel for the 2019 event, with a host of networking events taking place in the venue. You will not be able to get into the hotel without a Content London delegate badge.

We have negotiated discounted hotel rates at the hotel, which will be taken up entirely by Content London delegates. Once you have booked your delegate ticket, your unique booking code will be shared with you to enable you to book your room.

TIER 4 tickets are available at £999 + VAT. This is the final discount TIER saving £100 on the full ticket price of £1099. To book your place at this price CLICK HERE.