Title: President & CEO, AMC Networks
Years in Cable: 35
Education: BA, University of Wisconsin
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”—Yogi Berra
With hit shows like “Breaking Bad,” “Mad Men,” and “The Walking Dead” shattering basic cable ratings records, AMC is on top of its game. Behind the scenes, Sapan ensures AMC Networks will keep raising the bar here and overseas. Acquiring Chellomena will give the company programming global exposure, and a $200 million joint venture with BBC Worldwide includes co-production opportunities with BBC Television, U.S. distribution rights to BBC World News, and a 49.9 percent stake in BBC America.
I watch the majority of programming on this device: TV
What’s your favorite screen? iPhone 6 plus
Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat? Twitter
If I ever found myself saying “Better Call Saul,” I’d seek his advice on… everything that’s important.