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EVP, General Counsel Crown Media Family Networks
Jon Sichel is executive vice president, general counsel of Crown Media Family Networks, home of three linear networks, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama; subscription video-on-demand streaming service, Hallmark Movies Now; and publishing division, Hallmark Publishing. Sichel is based in New York and reports to President & CEO Wonya Lucas.
In this role, Sichel leads all legal and business affairs matters associated with Crown Media while also providing strategic guidance to the senior leadership team on issues impacting ad sales, marketing, digital, strategic alliances, production, international, and distribution. His oversight includes negotiating content rights, talent deals, entertainment content acquisition, and development-related activities. Sichel serves as the primary legal liaison for the legal team at parent company Hallmark Cards, Inc. Sichel also consults on matters of corporate litigation, intellectual property, employment law, and compliance.
Prior to joining Crown Media, Sichel was executive vice president of distribution sales and strategy at AMC Networks. Previously, he held various ascending roles at Discovery Inc. and Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI), the most recent of which was general manager of content acquisitions and operations at SNI. His tenure with SNI also included international roles as managing director of global commercial affairs and managing director of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Sichel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Princeton University and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School.
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