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President & General Manager, BBC America

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As President, Entertainment Networks, Sarah Barnett has oversight of AMC, BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV. Her role includes direct oversight of AMC Premiere, the company’s premium SVOD service which offers fans the ability to watch original series without commercials and a variety of other benefits.

Previously Barnett was President and General Manager of BBC AMERICA. Under her leadership the network had unprecedented growth, received an Emmy® for Tatiana Maslany in best actress category for buzzy fan favorite hit show “Orphan Black,” and enjoyed breakthrough ratings with hit series such as “Doctor Who” and “Killing Eve.”

Named head of SundanceTV in 2009, Barnett redefined the channel as a timely and vital television brand by introducing distinctive dramatic series. Barnett launched the network’s scripted strategy in 2010 with the Golden Globe®-winning “Carlos,” and has since overseen a slate of high quality, auteur-driven series that have consistently captured critical acclaim and industry awards, including “Rectify,” “Top of the Lake,” and “The Honorable Woman,” among others.

Prior to this role, Barnett was senior vice president of marketing for SundanceTV and oversaw all strategic and creative marketing for the brand. Her responsibilities included oversight of consumer and trade marketing, as well as advertising for SundanceTV and its website Sundance.TV. Barnett led all creative campaigns and branding development and execution for the network, including strategic partnerships and all channel creative expressions. She also spearheaded SundanceTV’s pioneering branded entertainment short-form series and sponsorship creative executions.

Barnett joined SundanceTV from a previous stint at BBC America where she served as vice president of on-air and creative marketing. During her four-year tenure, Barnett reported into the president and led BBC America’s award-winning creative team, launching a successful brand refresh, packaging their VOD brand and developing all strategy and execution for the network’s show packaging and branded blocks. She also executive produced several original shows for BBC America. Before BBC America, Barnett spent 12 years with the BBC in London, where she produced and directed, working first for BBC radio and then BBC television.

Barnett was featured in The New York Times “Corner Office” column and has been profiled in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Indiewire, among others. She has been included in The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 List, Variety’s Gotham Power List and Variety’s Women’s Impact Report as well. Barnett was also inducted into the 2014 class of Multichannel News’ Wonder Women and has been named to the CableFAX “Top 100 and Most Powerful Women” list for the past six years.

Barnett earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in history of art from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.

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Sarah Barnett Biography

As President, Entertainment Networks, Sarah Barnett has oversight of AMC, BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV. Her role includes direct oversight of AMC Premiere, the company’s premium SVOD service which offers fans the ability to watch original series without commercials and a variety of other benefits.

Previously Barnett was President and General Manager of BBC AMERICA. Under her leadership the network had unprecedented growth, received an Emmy® for Tatiana Maslany in best actress category for buzzy fan favorite hit show “Orphan Black,” and enjoyed breakthrough ratings with hit series such as “Doctor Who” and “Killing Eve.”

Named head of SundanceTV in 2009, Barnett redefined the channel as a timely and vital television brand by introducing distinctive dramatic series. Barnett launched the network’s scripted strategy in 2010 with the Golden Globe®-winning “Carlos,” and has since overseen a slate of high quality, auteur-driven series that have consistently captured critical acclaim and industry awards, including “Rectify,” “Top of the Lake,” and “The Honorable Woman,” among others.

Prior to this role, Barnett was senior vice president of marketing for SundanceTV and oversaw all strategic and creative marketing for the brand. Her responsibilities included oversight of consumer and trade marketing, as well as advertising for SundanceTV and its website Sundance.TV. Barnett led all creative campaigns and branding development and execution for the network, including strategic partnerships and all channel creative expressions. She also spearheaded SundanceTV’s pioneering branded entertainment short-form series and sponsorship creative executions.

Barnett joined SundanceTV from a previous stint at BBC America where she served as vice president of on-air and creative marketing. During her four-year tenure, Barnett reported into the president and led BBC America’s award-winning creative team, launching a successful brand refresh, packaging their VOD brand and developing all strategy and execution for the network’s show packaging and branded blocks. She also executive produced several original shows for BBC America. Before BBC America, Barnett spent 12 years with the BBC in London, where she produced and directed, working first for BBC radio and then BBC television.

Barnett was featured in The New York Times “Corner Office” column and has been profiled in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Indiewire, among others. She has been included in The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 List, Variety’s Gotham Power List and Variety’s Women’s Impact Report as well. Barnett was also inducted into the 2014 class of Multichannel News’ Wonder Women and has been named to the CableFAX “Top 100 and Most Powerful Women” list for the past six years.

Barnett earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in history of art from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.

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  • Sarah Barnett - The Returned (Les Revenants) - 2013 Peabody ...
  • ONE Sundance interview with Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel EVP

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  • How to book Sarah Barnett?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sarah Barnett for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Sarah Barnett, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sarah Barnett or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sarah Barnett?

    Booking fees for Sarah Barnett, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sarah Barnett, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sarah Barnett?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sarah Barnett for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sarah Barnett for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sarah Barnett or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sarah Barnett or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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    ONE Sundance interview with Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel EVP

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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