AMC AND SUNDANCETV ANNOUNCE NEW ROLES, SENIOR LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE
NEW YORK, NY - June 16, 2015 - AMC and SundanceTV today announced a new senior leadership structure, including the elevation of Joel Stillerman to President of Original Programming and Development for both AMC and SundanceTV, and the appointment of AMC Networks veteran Jan Diedrichsen to the newly created position of Executive Director of SundanceTV. This follows the recent appointment of Charlie Collier as President and General Manager of SundanceTV, adding to his oversight of AMC.
Stillerman, who joined AMC in 2008, has guided AMC's development of an eclectic mix of owned and licensed shows, including "The Walking Dead," "Talking Dead" and other dramas including "Hell on Wheels," the "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul" and the upcoming "Fear the Walking Dead" and "Into the Badlands." He will now oversee programming for both AMC and SundanceTV.
Jan Diedrichsen, a 14-year veteran of AMC Networks who most recently served as Senior Vice President of Affiliate Marketing, has been named Executive Director of SundanceTV. In this new role, he will report to Collier and focus on the continued development and expansion of SundanceTV and the elevation of the SundanceTV brand and business across multiple platforms.
"The new management structure for AMC and SundanceTV acknowledges the outstanding contributions of a dynamic and proven leadership team and positions both networks for continued success," Collier said. "Joel has had a meaningful impact on the growth and evolution of AMC, and SundanceTV will benefit from his programming expertise and leadership. Jan is a seasoned and talented executive and his role will be critical to the ongoing growth and development of SundanceTV as a network, a brand and a business."
AMC's head of public relations, Marnie Black, is being promoted to Executive Vice President of Public Relations for AMC and SundanceTV. Similarly, other members of Collier's AMC senior management team will expand their roles to oversee their same functional areas at SundanceTV.
These key executives for both AMC and SundanceTV are:
Marnie Black, Public Relations
Tom Halleen, Programming & Scheduling
Mac McKean, Digital Media
Melanie Schneider, Research
Linda Schupack, Marketing
Joel Stillerman, Original Programming
Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade, or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row with "Mad Men," and six of the last seven with current back-to-back honoree, "Breaking Bad." The network boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last three years with "The Walking Dead." AMC's current original drama series include "Mad Men," "The Walking Dead," "Better Call Saul," "Hell on Wheels," "TURN: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," and the forthcoming "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands" and "The Night Manager." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "The Making of The Mob: New York" and "Comic Book Men." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.
SundanceTV is making and celebrating television as distinctive as the best independent films. Working with today's most remarkable talent, SundanceTV is attracting viewer and critical acclaim for its original scripted and unscripted series. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., SundanceTV delivers on the spirit of founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity. www.sundance.tv