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Brett Dismuke

Head of Content (ALLBLK & WEtv)
AMC Networks

An entertainment industry professional with over 29 years of experience across marketing, production, sales and branding, Brett Dismuke currently serves as General Manager/Head of Content of AMC Networks brands ALLBLK and WE TV. Prior to being appointed to this role in December 2020, Dismuke served as Chief Content Officer of ALLBLK where he oversaw content acquisition and development of original programming. During his tenure as Chief Content Officer, Dismuke’s focus on original programming spawned several breakout hit series for the streaming service including nighttime soap opera, A House Divided, and action-packed thriller, Double Cross.

Before returning to ALLBLK (formerly UMC) to helm the subscription video on demand platform, Dismuke maintained his own entertainment outfit, So Chi Entertainment; served as President/COO of The Swirl Group, President of Moguldom Entertainment, and as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Urban Programming for RLJ Entertainment's One Village studio.

Through partnership with Swirl Films in 2014, Dismuke formed The Swirl Group, a collaboration that established the company as the leading destination for urban independent production in North America with over 80 productions in their catalog. This multifaceted outfit was devoted to offering high-quality production value at low costs with a scope of work that included production of independent features and multi-camera content, casting, budget creation, scheduling, post-production, talent relations and distribution. With the solid foundation, So Chi Entertainment continued the legacy, priding itself on developing the highest quality productions, developing the most interesting content, and acquiring the best product available within its genre.

In addition to locating and securing new content, Dismuke oversaw strategic planning, financial management, branding, and product lines for So Chi Entertainment. Over the last few years, he has acquired and/or produced several films; most notably 35 & Ticking, a theatrical comedy starring Kevin Hart, Meagan Good, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Nicole Ari Parker; What My Husband Doesn't Know, a musical stage play written and directed by David E. Talbert and starring Morris Chestnut, Michelle Williams and Tiffany Haddish; and Back to the Goode Life, a critically-acclaimed comedy starring Kyla Pratt, London Brown, Lahmard Tate and Kelly Jenrette.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Brett Dismuke’s career path has included roles at Motown, PolyGram Group Distribution, Universal Music and Video Distribution, Hollywood Records, UrbanWorks Entertainment, First Look Studios, and Image Entertainment. His list of projects supervised includes Jay-Z, Brian McKnight, Mary J. Blige, Mike Epps, The Cosby Show and Ultimate Fighting Championship; as well as numerous award-winning independent films.

A native of Chicago, Dismuke currently lives in Los Angeles where he enjoys time as an empty nester, as his son graduated college on the East Coast.

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