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Chief Executive Officer of AMC Networks

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One of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and visionary executives, Josh Sapan sets strategy and is responsible for the overall management of AMC Networks, which owns and operates the following businesses: several leading entertainment brands including popular and award-winning national cable television networks AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide); feature film label IFC Films and Sundance Selects; and AMC Networks International, the company’s international programming and distribution division.

Named CEO in 1995, Sapan led the company’s successful spin-off from Cablevision Systems Corporation in June 2011, when AMC Networks began trading as a separate public company on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

Lauded by Fast Company magazine as one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business,” Sapan’s record of delivering must-have content to passionate audiences, coupled with his championing of breakthrough distribution models, has transformed cable television and has changed the way people watch TV.

The recipient of the Paley Prize for Innovation and Excellence, Sapan is credited with building some of television’s most influential entertainment brands and shows that are at the center of what’s been widely referred to as a new “Golden Age” of television; shows including: AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Preacher,” “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” and “Better Call Saul;” SundanceTV’s “Rectify” and “The Honorable Woman;” and IFC’s “Portlandia.” Vanity Fair has recognized him in its New Establishment Issue and as one of the “Impresarios of Cable’s Golden Age.”

In addition to spearheading AMC’s evolution from a classic movie channel into one of the most acclaimed and successful television networks, Sapan has developed IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv into offerings with groundbreaking content for targeted audiences. IFC has become a home for original comedies and leading comedic talent, including its series hit“ Portlandia” – winner of Emmy®, Peabody, and Writer’s Guild Awards – and projects from Seth Meyers (“Documentary Now!”) and Hank Azaria (“Brockmire”); WE tv has emerged as a leading unscripted destination with hit shows “Braxton Family Values” and the “Marriage Boot Camp” franchise; and SundanceTV, following its acquisition by the company in 2008, has transformed into a home for original programming including the Golden Globe® Award-winning miniseries “Carlos” and “The Honorable Woman;” acclaimed scripted drama “Rectify;” the Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning miniseries “Top of the Lake.”

Sapan has been instrumental in bringing independent film to wide audiences through award-winning film distribution and production labels IFC Films, Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight. Recent IFC Films’ successes include the critically-acclaimed Boyhood, winner of the Oscar® for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and winner of the Golden Globe Award® for Best Feature Film, both firsts for the company; Weiner, the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winning documentary; as well as the Oscar®-nominated 45 Years. Other notable releases include Sundance Selects’ Palme d’Or winning Dheepan and I, Daniel Blake and IFC Midnight’s critical and cultural hit The Babadook. In addition, Sapan opened New York City’s IFC Center in 2005, the brick-and-mortar home for the brand and home to DOC NYC, the largest documentary film festival in the United States. He also pioneered the strategy of same-day theatrical and video-on-demand release which has fundamentally altered how independent films are distributed and is a model that is now widely used throughout the movie industry.

Earlier in his career Sapan spearheaded the development of the Bravo network. Launched in 1980, the network made arts and culture an essential part of the television landscape. Sapan’s oversight of Bravo’s growth included the creation of notable and culturally impactful programs including “Inside the Actors Studio” and “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” The network was sold to NBC in 2002.

Inducted into the Cable Center Hall of Fame, the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, and the Cable TV Pioneers, Sapan has been recognized with a wide range of honors including NATPE’s Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, the Paley Prize for Innovation and Excellence, and, for his contributions to the advancement and protection of free speech, The Media Institute’s Freedom of Speech Award. Sapan has received an unprecedented three Vanguard Awards from the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s (NCTA), for Programmers, Marketing, and the Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership. He has also received CTAM’s Grand TAM Award and Chairman’s Award; the Association of Cable Communicators’ (ACC) President’s Award; a PROMAX Brand Builder Award; the T. Howard Foundation’s Executive Leadership Award among many others.

Sapan serves on numerous boards, including the American Film Institute, The Paley Center for Media, The Cable Center, the Museum of the Moving Image, People for the American Way and WNYC Radio. On May 27, 2015, Sapan resigned from the Board of Directors of The New School University.

Sapan is the author of “The Big Picture: America in Panorama” (Princeton Architectural Press), a collection of panoramic photos from the 20th century, with an introduction by writer and critic Luc Sante and captions from celebrated public figures including Yogi Berra, Arianna Huffington, Bob Kerrey, Anna Quindlen and Martha Stewart.

He is a published poet, and also has the world’s largest collection of antique lightning rods, a selection of which is currently on display at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

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Josh Sapan

Chief Executive Officer of AMC Networks

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Josh Sapan Biography

One of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and visionary executives, Josh Sapan sets strategy and is responsible for the overall management of AMC Networks, which owns and operates the following businesses: several leading entertainment brands including popular and award-winning national cable television networks AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide); feature film label IFC Films and Sundance Selects; and AMC Networks International, the company’s international programming and distribution division.

Named CEO in 1995, Sapan led the company’s successful spin-off from Cablevision Systems Corporation in June 2011, when AMC Networks began trading as a separate public company on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

Lauded by Fast Company magazine as one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business,” Sapan’s record of delivering must-have content to passionate audiences, coupled with his championing of breakthrough distribution models, has transformed cable television and has changed the way people watch TV.

The recipient of the Paley Prize for Innovation and Excellence, Sapan is credited with building some of television’s most influential entertainment brands and shows that are at the center of what’s been widely referred to as a new “Golden Age” of television; shows including: AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Preacher,” “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” and “Better Call Saul;” SundanceTV’s “Rectify” and “The Honorable Woman;” and IFC’s “Portlandia.” Vanity Fair has recognized him in its New Establishment Issue and as one of the “Impresarios of Cable’s Golden Age.”

In addition to spearheading AMC’s evolution from a classic movie channel into one of the most acclaimed and successful television networks, Sapan has developed IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv into offerings with groundbreaking content for targeted audiences. IFC has become a home for original comedies and leading comedic talent, including its series hit“ Portlandia” – winner of Emmy®, Peabody, and Writer’s Guild Awards – and projects from Seth Meyers (“Documentary Now!”) and Hank Azaria (“Brockmire”); WE tv has emerged as a leading unscripted destination with hit shows “Braxton Family Values” and the “Marriage Boot Camp” franchise; and SundanceTV, following its acquisition by the company in 2008, has transformed into a home for original programming including the Golden Globe® Award-winning miniseries “Carlos” and “The Honorable Woman;” acclaimed scripted drama “Rectify;” the Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning miniseries “Top of the Lake.”

Sapan has been instrumental in bringing independent film to wide audiences through award-winning film distribution and production labels IFC Films, Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight. Recent IFC Films’ successes include the critically-acclaimed Boyhood, winner of the Oscar® for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and winner of the Golden Globe Award® for Best Feature Film, both firsts for the company; Weiner, the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winning documentary; as well as the Oscar®-nominated 45 Years. Other notable releases include Sundance Selects’ Palme d’Or winning Dheepan and I, Daniel Blake and IFC Midnight’s critical and cultural hit The Babadook. In addition, Sapan opened New York City’s IFC Center in 2005, the brick-and-mortar home for the brand and home to DOC NYC, the largest documentary film festival in the United States. He also pioneered the strategy of same-day theatrical and video-on-demand release which has fundamentally altered how independent films are distributed and is a model that is now widely used throughout the movie industry.

Earlier in his career Sapan spearheaded the development of the Bravo network. Launched in 1980, the network made arts and culture an essential part of the television landscape. Sapan’s oversight of Bravo’s growth included the creation of notable and culturally impactful programs including “Inside the Actors Studio” and “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” The network was sold to NBC in 2002.

Inducted into the Cable Center Hall of Fame, the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, and the Cable TV Pioneers, Sapan has been recognized with a wide range of honors including NATPE’s Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, the Paley Prize for Innovation and Excellence, and, for his contributions to the advancement and protection of free speech, The Media Institute’s Freedom of Speech Award. Sapan has received an unprecedented three Vanguard Awards from the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s (NCTA), for Programmers, Marketing, and the Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership. He has also received CTAM’s Grand TAM Award and Chairman’s Award; the Association of Cable Communicators’ (ACC) President’s Award; a PROMAX Brand Builder Award; the T. Howard Foundation’s Executive Leadership Award among many others.

Sapan serves on numerous boards, including the American Film Institute, The Paley Center for Media, The Cable Center, the Museum of the Moving Image, People for the American Way and WNYC Radio. On May 27, 2015, Sapan resigned from the Board of Directors of The New School University.

Sapan is the author of “The Big Picture: America in Panorama” (Princeton Architectural Press), a collection of panoramic photos from the 20th century, with an introduction by writer and critic Luc Sante and captions from celebrated public figures including Yogi Berra, Arianna Huffington, Bob Kerrey, Anna Quindlen and Martha Stewart.

He is a published poet, and also has the world’s largest collection of antique lightning rods, a selection of which is currently on display at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

Josh Sapan Videos

  • AMC CEO Josh Sapan: We Are Significantly Getting Into Streaming
    Josh Sapan, AMC Networks CEO, talks about the return of the hit series "The Walking Dead" and the future of streaming content.
  • Josh Sapan: TV, Tech, and The Consumer - Talks at GS
    Technology and consumer behavior are driving a new age of television, but content is still king.
  • TheGrill: Josh Sapan on Permanent Instant Access
    Josh Sapan, president & CEO of AMC Networks, appeared at TheWrap's conference TheGrill at the Montage Beverly Hills on Tuesday, repeatedly...

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  • How to book Josh Sapan?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Josh Sapan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. Fill out a booking request form for Josh Sapan, 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 Josh Sapan or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Josh Sapan?

    Booking fees for Josh Sapan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 Josh Sapan, 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 Josh Sapan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Josh Sapan 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 Josh Sapan 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 Josh Sapan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Josh Sapan 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.

Josh Sapan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Josh Sapan for your event is available upon request. Josh Sapan generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bonin Bough, Marissa Mayer, Susan Lyne, Jon Steinberg and Mary Barra. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Josh Sapan for an upcoming event.

Josh Sapan Speaker Videos

  • AMC CEO Josh Sapan: We Are Significantly Getting Into Streaming
    Josh Sapan, AMC Networks CEO, talks about the return of the hit series "The Walking Dead" and the future of streaming content.
    Josh Sapan: TV, Tech, and The Consumer - Talks at GS
    Technology and consumer behavior are driving a new age of television, but content is still king.
  • TheGrill: Josh Sapan on Permanent Instant Access
    Josh Sapan, president & CEO of AMC Networks, appeared at TheWrap's conference TheGrill at the Montage Beverly Hills on Tuesday, repeatedly emphasizing the need to give shows the room to grow, and to...
    Keynote: Josh Sapan, AMC Networks - MIPTV 2012
    Josh Sapan, the President & CEO of AMC, the network behind Mad Men and the Walking Dead, will discuss the value of original programming to create entertainment brands of distinction in an...

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