AMC Networks had made it official that Scott Shooman as been upped to Head of its Movie Group which encompasses IFC Movies, RLJE Movies and the Shudder streaming service.

Shooman has been serving because the interim head within the wake of the stunning exit of IFC Movies President Arianna Bocco again in March. Shooman arrived at IFC again in January 2022 as their SVP of Acquistions and Manufacturing. Shooman led the acquisitions crew in buying practically 30 movies yearly for each the IFC Movies and IFC Midnight slate in all phases of manufacturing. He was concerned within the pick-ups of Watcher, Skinamarink, The Misplaced King and Corsage.

In his new position, Shooman will oversee acquisitions, theatrical movie distribution, manufacturing and improvement throughout all three of those distinctive and differentiated movie manufacturers, in addition to the IFC Heart, reporting to Dan McDermott, president of leisure and AMC Studios for AMC Networks.

“Movies are an important focal point for our company, and we are thrilled to have Scott leading our efforts across our three distinctive, successful and well-established film brands – IFC Films, RLJE Films and Shudder,” McDermott mentioned.  “He has extensive background in the industry, but also a fresh eye and a filmmaker-first approach that aligns perfectly with our strong history of elevating independent and thought-provoking storytelling.”

Stated Shooman, “I am grateful for the opportunity to lead and work alongside one of the most passionate teams in the business in supporting and bringing truly independent and boundary pushing films to passionate fans across our IFC Films, RLJE Films and Shudder ecosystems.  We will continue to leverage the synergy of our great brands and are incredibly excited about our robust slate of films which underscore the type of innovative, breakthrough stories for which we are known and continue to elevate. AMC Networks’ Film Group is uniquely positioned with this suite of divisions to broadly capitalize on our reputation for quality, curation, and commerciality across all windows in this moment of evolution for filmgoing.”

Previous to IFC, Shooman held senior govt roles at Endeavor Content material, CBS Movies, Sony Footage’ Display Gems and Sony Footage Worldwide Acquisitions Group working throughout such notable movies as Insidious, The Lady in Black, We Personal the Evening, Hell or Excessive Water, Inside Llewyn Davis, Hanna, Machete, THe Raid, Seven Psychopaths, The Squad and the Whale and Assault the Block.