Sundance Cleans House, Paves Way for More Series

Apr 26, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Sundance Channel on Monday said it laid off 10 of its staffers in a restructuring to shift its focus from in-house production to the acquisition of original programming. The network plans to increase its program spending and be more active in acquiring series, working with top directors and independent producers.

In the next few weeks the network will announced the programming and positioning for its fall lineup and a development slate for 2006. Sundance also announced some staff changes, including bringing in Jennie Morris as director, scheduling and program planning from Showtime, and the promotion of Gail Gendler to senior director of acquisitions. Both report to Christian Vesper, whose role as been expanded to VP of acquisitions, scheduling and program planning.