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Emily Gotto Promoted to Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Production at Shudder

AMC Networks is thrilled to announce the promotion of Emily Gotto to Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Production for Shudder, the premier streaming service for horror, thrillers, and the supernatural. In her expanded role, Gotto, based in the UK, will spearhead film acquisitions and production for Shudder Original films and co-productions, continuing to report to Scott Shooman, Head of the AMC Networks’ Film Group, which includes IFC Films, RLJE, and films for Shudder.

A Statement from Scott Shooman

“Emily has been instrumental in elevating the Shudder brand within the genre community, bringing some of the most talented storytellers to the service. As we continue to seek out and showcase titles that underscore the breadth of horror, her filmmaker-first mentality and keen eye for what’s new and next have been invaluable. I’m excited to continue working alongside her to bring the best of horror to Shudder,” said Shooman.

Emily Gotto
Emily Gotto picture courtesy of AMC Networks PR

Emily Gotto’s Perspective

“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 grow as a brand, distributing a wide variety of breakout and established genre talent. I’m very excited to continue being part of Shudder’s evolution during this exciting time for the genre,” Gotto shared.

Notable Acquisitions and Productions

Gotto’s recent successes include:

  • LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVIL: This film became Shudder’s most-watched and biggest acquisition-driving film after its record-breaking theatrical debut.
  • WHEN EVIL LURKS: A breakout film by Demian Rugna.
  • SKINAMARINK: Directed by Kyle Edward Ball.
  • ODDITY: An SXSW Audience-winning film by Damien McCarthy.
  • INFESTED: Directed by Sébastien Vanicek.

Throughout her tenure at Shudder, Gotto has collaborated with acclaimed directors such as 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.

Stay tuned as Shudder continues to bring innovative and captivating horror content to its passionate audience under Gotto’s expert guidance.

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