Years in Cable: 32
Education: University of Wisconsin
Best Advice: “A joke is a very serious thing.” – Winston Churchill
AMC Networks is at its highest stock price and market capitalization to date, and that’s in no small part due to this visionary executive. And Sapan isn’t stopping there: the nets are going global. The recent acquisition of Chellomedia gives AMCN access to 138 countries, myriad distribution opportunities and priceless exposure. Oh, and did we mention the caliber of content? 39 Primetime Emmy noms and counting can’t be wrong. Moreover, SundanceTV’s scripted originals, IFC’s growing slate of top-notch comedies and WE tv’s foray into originals prove the company is firing on all cylinders—and we’re likely to enjoy a whole lot more of it.
I watch the majority of programming on this device: TV
TV show I’d most like to have a cameo in? “The Walking Dead”
John, Paul, George or Ringo? John
Twitter or Instagram? Twitter
One thing I would do all the time if I could: Watch as many Off-Broadway plays as I can.
Oscars or Grammys? Oscars
Beach or mountains? Beach
Desert island album? Woody Allen’s Stand Up Comic CD from the 1960s