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AMC’s Beckerman heads to Syfy

US cable channel Syfy has poached AMC Networks’ executive Andie Beckerman to become its VP, alternative development and production.

Beckerman’s exit from AMC comes after the company decided to pull back from unscripted programming. She was AMC’s director of development, unscripted original programming.

At Syfy, she will be based at the firm’s LA office and report to senior VP, alternative development and programming Heather Olander.

While at AMC she was responsible for a slate of shows including the ratings-grabbing Talking Dead, plus Comic Book Men and Game of Arms.

“With Andie’s passion for the genre and her keen creative instincts, she’s a tremendous addition to our programming team and to the future growth of the Syfy brand,” said Olander.