Christian Vesper, a 15-year SundanceTV veteran, is leaving the network this month.
Vesper most recently served as SVP, International Programming, Development, Acquisitions & Co-Productions, a position he was named to last year. He previously worked as SVP and VP Scripted Development and Current and director of acquisitions, programming and scheduling. Over the years, Vesper played a major role in the development and production of such SundanceTV shows as Carlos, The Honorable Woman, Top of the Lake, Rectify (which started at AMC before moving to SundanceTV), Babylon and The Returned. He also was executive producer of David Cross’ The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret for sister channel IFC. Upcoming SunanceTV programs that Vesper worked on include Hap and Leonard, The Last Panthers, Rebellion and The A-Word.
Vesper’s departure was confirmed to Deadline by AMC Networks, which last year realigned the AMC and SundanceTV networks under AMC president and general manager Charlie Collier.
Before joining SundanceTV in 2001, Vesper served as director of programming at HBO, buying independent films and documentaries for both HBO and Cinemax.