Full Name
Ben Haigh
Job Title
Senior Vice President, Scripted Programming and Co-Head of Scripted Series, AMC
AMC Networks

Ben Haigh, currently serves as the Senior Vice President at AMC Networks, where he is responsible for buying and developing original programming for AMC and AMC+, supervising projects from production to release, and leading a team of creative executives.

Ben has been instrumental in creating popular shows on AMC, including “Kevin Can F* Himself”, “Dark Winds”, “Tales of the Walking Dead”, and “Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire”. He is also overseeing upcoming projects like “Parish” and “Orphan Black: Echoes”.

One of Ben’s notable achievements is the development of the award-winning show “Dark Winds”, a neo-Noir western set in 1970s New Mexico. The show, which has been renewed for a third season, has received critical acclaim and commercial success. It has also made significant cultural impact by staffing a cast and crew of over 90% Native and Indigenous creatives.

Before joining AMC Networks, Ben worked as the Manager of Development for David Shore at Shore Z, where he developed “Sneaky Pete” with Bryan Cranston and the first three seasons of “The Good Doctor”. He has also worked at Columbia Pictures and Chernin Entertainment, and was an agent trainee at Independent Talent, London.

In addition to his professional work, Ben lectures at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television, teaching Industry Entry Pathways and MA Advanced Producing: The TV Showrunner. He is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of entertainment industry professionals.

Ben Haigh