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March 17, 2023 53 mins
Retirement is not what it used to be! Join us to discover how the best is yet to be realized as we welcome Executive Vice-Chairman of AMC Networks, Inc., Josh Sapan, the former President & Chief Executive Officer of AMC Networks Inc. and author of THE THIRD ACT: Reinventing Your Next Chapter. Josh shares more than 60 stories of later life passions in The Third Act all with a common theme—conventional retirement is dead!

Since 1987, Josh oversaw the creation and growth of entertainment brands including AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC and SundanceTV and signature series including “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead" and “Killing Eve.” Sapan also oversaw the creation of the film production and distribution company IFC Films as well as AMC Studios and AMC Networks International, along with several popular subscription video on-demand brands beginning with the horror genre service Shudder and Sundance Now, after 35 years with AMC Networks, 25 as CEO and currently Executive Vice Chairman, Sapan left the company at the end of 2022 to embark on a third Act of his own, one sure to entail moves in more creative avenues. He shares how his Third Act is going so far and what he’s learning along life’s way. But one thing is certain, he’s passionate about all things The Third Act holds.

THE THIRD ACT is an eye-opening exploration of the fast-growing movement toward “reinvention over traditional retirement” and an invitation to say goodbye to conventional retirement. Today, everyone from celebrities like Robert Redford, Rita Morena and 100-year-old TV icon Norman Lear, to dozens of lesser knowns are turning life’s “third act” into a time when they pursue new passions – ones that can benefit the society at large or help them achieve a long-deferred personal dream.

We discover the third go-round really is a charm and with the gift of longevity, we can continue to explore new careers and passion-centered projects. Josh reminds of the incredible potential we each hold to make the world and our lives a better place, rich with meaning and experiences. From well-knowns to unknowns, stories in The Third Act are certain to inspire and elevate our own stake in growing older.

We also talk about his incredible career as former President & Chief Executive Officer of AMC Networks, Inc., including what some of our favorite television shows and series actually teach us about life and being human. Think: Breaking Bad, clearly one of my personal favorites! But also, that we're never to old to live out and write our own life script! Josh also shares some favorite inspiring stories from his book and how each person empowers us all to do more, be more, and turn our dreams into reality. But if you don’t know how to get started on your Third Act or what you want to do next, that’s okay too—Josh shares his wisdom on how to begin to uncover your Third Act direction.

It's an amazing power-hour from beginning to end certain to educate, empower and enlighten! THE THIRD ACT: Reinventing Your Next Chapter, is available on Amazon in hardcover or kindle here https://a.co/d/gdQTBAL and certain to be enjoyable mobilizing read for all!

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