Entertainment One has tapped former AMC Networks exec Marci Wiseman to run its new Global Business and Legal Affairs unit. As EVP, she will oversee biz and legal for eOne’s film and TV groups, including production, acquisition, international co-production, direct distribution and international sales.
“As longtime partners, I’ve had the privilege of sitting across the table from Marci, and I’m delighted that she is now bringing her strategic insight to eOne,” said John Morayniss, CEO of eOne Television. Added Global Film Group President Steve Bertram, “As we continue to broaden our film production and distribution activities, Marci’s wide-ranging experience and relationships will be invaluable.”
Based in Los Angeles, Wiseman will oversee teams in London, Toronto, L.A. and other eOne territories, reporting to Bertram and Morayniss.
At AMC, Wiseman was Executive in Charge of Owned Content Strategy and Distribution and Head of Business Affairs for five years before that. She brokered the cable group’s first exclusive SVOD deal with Netflix in 2011 and helped launch AMC Studios, which scored big with The Walking Dead. Before AMC, Wiseman did stints at NBCUniversal, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Fox 21 and FremantleMedia and held senior film business affairs roles at Sony Pictures and Pressman Films.