Collier Named New AMC President

Charilie Collier of AMCOne-time CourtTV ad sales chief Charlie Collier, who moved to a general management role at AMC two years ago, has been promoted to president of the network--a channel that partly hangs its hat on the acclaimed Emmy-winning drama "Mad Men."

Collier had been executive vice president and general manager at AMC, which has added an emphasis on original productions to its movies-only roots. "Breaking Bad" joined "Mad Men" in receiving an Emmy this year.

Collier will continue to report to Ed Carroll, president of national entertainment services of Rainbow Media, the Cablevision unit that includes AMC.

Carroll said Collier "skillfully bridges the creative and business sides of the network."

The "Mad Men" Emmy win as best drama marked a first for cable programming. The program will enter its third season next year. AMC's continued foothold in film was augmented last month as it launched "AMC News," which offers coverage partly about film premieres and festivals.

Before joining AMC in September 2006, Collier was executive vice president and general manager of advertising sales at what was Court TV. He spent much of his tenure trying to develop performance-driven, ROI-based metrics that the network and advertisers could agree on as a currency, thereby reducing the emphasis on traditional ratings.

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