AMC restructures production for studio

AMC is restructuring its in-house studio unit under Rick Olshansky and Stefan Reinhardt.

The pair will led AMC Studios, with a remit to increase the amount of programming AMC Networks owns from its network.

The US-based pay TV group has produced recent series such as Fear the Walking Dead (pictured) and Into the Badlands through AMC Studios, but previous hits such as The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Man Men came from elsewhere.

The studio rejig comes as AMC expands internationally and the network seeks content to fill the feed with.

Current AMC head of business affairs Olshansky and senior VP, finance and studio operations Reinhardt have been named co-heads of the in-house studio. They now oversee the production and business affairs of the AMC and SundanceTV networks.

Both execs report to Charlie Collier, who recently added the SundanceTV presidency to his remit as boss of AMC and AMC Studios. Olshansky, who joined the company late last year, is based in LA and Reinhardt, who played a key role in AMC Studio’s launch in 2010, is in New York.

Further to this, VP, business affairs Scott Stein has been promoted to senior VP and oversee negotiations of development and production of original AMC Studios productions. He continues to report to Olshansky.

“Expanding the scope and solidifying the leadership of AMC Studios is an important step in the continued evolution of AMC Networks, as content ownership and global expansion have become significant drivers of our industry and meaningful contributors to the success and growth of our company,” said Ed Carroll, chief operating officer of AMC Networks.

“Working closely with our programming and development groups for both AMC and SundanceTV, Rick and Stefan have the right expertise and practical experience to lead this expanded studio operation.”