AMC Networks promoted Emily Gotto to Senior VP of Acquisitions and Production for Shudder

The executive will lead film acquisitions and production for Shudder Original Films and Co-Productions for the Horror Streamer.

20 MAY 2024

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AMC Networks announced that Emily Gotto has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Production for Shudder, the company’s premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural. In this expanded role, Gotto, who is based in the UK, will lead film acquisitions and production for Shudder Original films and co-productions and continue to report to Scott Shooman, Head of the AMC Networks’ Film Group, encompassing IFC Films, RLJE and films for Shudder.

Related to this promotion, Scott Shooman said: “Emily has been instrumental in elevating the Shudder brand within the genre community and bringing some of the most talented storytellers from this space to the service, as we continue to seek out and showcase titles that underscore the breadth of horror. She has a filmmaker-first mentality and is always looking for what’s new and next to deliver something unexpected and something she knows will deeply resonate with Shudder’s passionate members. I’m excited to continue working alongside her in bringing the best of horror to Shudder. It’s been an honor to work with such passionate and dedicated colleagues at Shudder, IFC and RLJE, bringing some of the greatest horror storytellers to audiences via the big and small screens. Every day we continue to grow as a brand, distributing the widest variety of breakout and established genre talent. I’m very excited to continue to be part of Shudder's evolution in what is a very exciting time for the genre.”

Gotto’s recent acquisitions and productions include the recent hit “Late Night With The Devil”, which, following its record-breaking box office theatrical debut, became the streamer’s most watched and biggest acquisition driving film of all time; Demian Rugna’s breakout film “When Evil Lurks”; Kyle Edward Ball’s “Skinamarink”; SXSW Audience-winning “Oddity” by Damien McCarthy; and Sébastien Vanicek’s “Infested”. During her time at Shudder, Gotto has worked with a number of acclaimed directors, including Issa Lopez, Chloe Okuno, Flying Lotus, Jayro Bustamante, Coralie Fargeat, Josh Ruben, David Bruckner, Radio Silence, Scott Derrickson, Johannes Roberts, Joko Anwar and Laura Moss, among others.