Speaker Courtney Thomasma
Speaker Courtney Thomasma

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Courtney Thomasma

Executive Vice President of Streaming

AMC Networks Inc.

Courtney Thomasma is the Executive Vice President of Streaming at AMC Networks, overseeing the company’s worldwide, leading targeted streaming portfolio of AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, HIDIVE, IFC Films Unlimited, Shudder and Sundance Now. As the executive leader of the company’s streaming offerings, Thomasma sits at the center of all the streaming brands and partners with marketing, communications, and revenue teams to ensure the company maximizes the potential and value of its streaming platforms.

Thomasma is a respected leader in the industry, well-known for her innovative and data-informed approach to AMC Networks’ celebrated content platforms, skills she honed in previous roles as General Manager of AMC+ and Executive Director of BBCA America. In 2020, Thomasma was critical to the creation, development and launch of AMC+, where she oversaw the overall management and strategic direction of the service, working to drive subscriber acquisition, user engagement, global expansion, and more.

Thomasma has been instrumental in curating a high-quality lineup of acquisitions for AMCN’s platforms, including the award-winning This is Going to Hurt starring Ben Whishaw; The North Water, adapted and directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Looking), starring Golden Globe®-winner Colin Farrell (In Bruges, True Detective); Irish gangland drama Kin, the limited series Anne Boleyn starring NAACP Image Award nominee Jodie Turner-Smith, and the high-octane crime drama Gangs of London, among others.

Thomasma is also overseeing the continued expansion of The Walking Dead Universe, including the record-breaking premiere of The Walking Dead: Dead City, which became the No. 1 season premiere in the history of AMC+ across all new or returning series, as well as the expansion of AMC/AMC+ Anne Rice Immortal Universe which includes smash hit dramas Interview with the Vampire and Mayfair Witches.

At BBC America, Thomasma oversaw the network’s culturally contagious programming, including the Peabody-Award-winning Killing Eve, starring Golden Globe Award winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award winner Jodie Comer; global phenomenon Doctor Who; epic natural history series including Seven Worlds, One Planet; and more.

Thomasma joined AMC Networks in 2013, previously serving as Vice President of Research & Insights for BBC America, where she developed audience strategies to drive ratings and revenue growth, inform brand positioning and program development, and advance multi-platform solutions for the network. Additionally, she helped launch AMC Networks’ Galaxy of Women initiative, which aspires to elevate the role of women in front of and behind the camera and co-authored the study Superpowering Girls:
Female Representation in the Sci-Fi/Superhero Genre with the Women’s Media Center, a non-profit organization founded by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem.

Thomasma has completed the Cable Executive Management program at Harvard Business School, graduated from the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute, and was recognized as a 40 Under 40 Executive by Multichannel News, a Cynopsis’ 2022 Top Women in Media, and a Cablefax 100 Content Leaders in 2021.

Speaking on: View From the Top: “Business Unusual”

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