In this role, he will identify and develop original content with creative talent around the world, and work within the AMC Networks Entertainment Group to move existing projects forward. He will report to Kristin Jones, executive VP of international programming and programming innovation.
Manzano was most recently director of development for Hoodlum Entertainment, where he ran the company’s US content development slate and strategy and drove internationally produced projects. Prior to this, he worked in film acquisitions for iflix, was director of acquisitions for Dynamic Television and served as a creative executive at Sierra/Affinity.
Commenting on the appointment, Jones said: Noel is a talented creative executive who will help us identify and develop compelling content from around the world.
“Great stories can come from anywhere, and our entertainment networks have brought viewers a number of unforgettable series with international auspices in recent years. We look forward to continuing to find and work with remarkable storytellers, wherever they are, and Noel will be a key part of that effort across our entertainment networks.”
Manzano added: “At this moment of content expansion and competition, I’m excited to join a company and a group of networks with such a rich history of compelling storytelling and driving the medium forward.
“I can’t wait to be part of finding and developing the next great series for AMC, SundanceTV and BBC America.”