[06/25/15 - 12:41 PM]
AMC Networks Expands Scope of AMC Studios, Announces New Leadership
Current AMC head of business affairs Rick Olshansky and AMC Networks Senior Vice President of Finance and Studio Operations Stefan Reinhardt will become co-heads of the in-house studio.

[via press release from AMC]


In-House Studio Expands to Oversee Production, Operations and Business Affairs Across AMC and SundanceTV

Rick Olshansky and Stefan Reinhardt Named Co-Heads, AMC Studios

NEW YORK, NY - June 25, 2015 - AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) today announced a new leadership structure for its AMC Studios operation and expanded its scope. Current AMC head of business affairs Rick Olshansky and AMC Networks Senior Vice President of Finance and Studio Operations Stefan Reinhardt will become co-heads of the in-house studio, which will now oversee production and business affairs functions across AMC and SundanceTV. Both executives will report to Charlie Collier, President of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. Olshansky is based in Los Angeles and Reinhardt is based in New York.

The expansion of AMC Studios is designed to further AMC Networks' strategic goal of owning more of the scripted content that appears on its networks, and also builds on the opportunities associated with the company's growing international footprint. The AMC Global channel, which launched in late 2014 and is now available in more than 125 countries and territories throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, will premiere the next AMC Studios' series, "Fear the Walking Dead," this summer. It will be followed later this year by the global premiere of AMC's martial arts drama "Into the Badlands."

"Expanding the scope and solidifying the leadership of AMC Studios is an important step in the continued evolution of AMC Networks, as content ownership and global expansion have become significant drivers of our industry and meaningful contributors to the success and growth of our company," said Ed Carroll, chief operating officer of AMC Networks. "Working closely with our programming and development groups for both AMC and SundanceTV, Rick and Stefan have the right expertise and practical experience to lead this expanded studio operation."

Reinhardt, a 10-year company veteran who was instrumental in the launch of AMC Studios in 2010 and active in the running of studio operations since, was most recently AMC Networks SVP of Finance and Studio Operations. He will continue in his finance role and in that capacity will continue to report to Mary Martin, senior vice president of strategic planning and operations for AMC Networks. Prior to AMC Networks, Reinhardt spent eight years at Fox News Channel in operations and finance.

Olshansky joined AMC late last year as head of business affairs, after holding senior positions in business affairs at NBCUniversal, the Endeavor Talent Agency and as a consultant to Microsoft's Xbox Entertainment Studio.

As part of the new studio alignment, Vice President of Business Affairs Scott Stein will be promoted to Senior Vice President of Business Affairs for AMC and oversee the negotiation of development and production agreements for AMC Studios original productions. He will continue to report to Olshansky.

Scripted series currently owned and produced by AMC Studios are: "The Walking Dead," "TURN: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Rectify" and the forthcoming "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands" and "Hap and Leonard."

About AMC Networks Inc.

Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates BBC AMERICA through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide. In addition, the company operates a global division, AMC Networks International, which consists of global brands AMC and Sundance Channel as well as popular, locally recognized channels in various programming genres. More information is available at www.amcnetworks.com.

  [june 2015]  

(series past and present)
(series in development)
(tv movies and mini-series)

[11/11/19 - 12:51 PM]
El Chapo's Wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, to Appear on VH1's Gritty Docuseries "Cartel Crew"
New episodes continue Monday nights at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[11/11/19 - 12:16 PM]
Disney+ to Release Marvel Studios Special "Expanding the Universe" at Launch
The special, due tomorrow, is a new look at the original series coming to the service.

[11/11/19 - 11:08 AM]
DC Universe and Warner Bros. Television Announce Season 3 Renewal of "Titans"
All season one episodes of Titans are available now for streaming; new episodes from season two are available every Friday on DC Universe.

[11/11/19 - 10:00 AM]
Freeform Falls in Love with Valentine's Day Film "The Thing About Harry" from Director Peter Paige
Jake Borelli, Niko Terho, Karamo, Britt Baron and Peter Paige star in the project.

[11/11/19 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Two New Dramas, Two Milestones and Two Returning Series
"FBI: Most Wanted" and "Tommy" are both set to launch early next year.

[11/11/19 - 09:01 AM]
"Dan Soder: Son of a Gary," His First HBO Comedy Special, Debuts December 7, Exclusively on HBO
Taped last month at The Bowery Ballroom in New York City before a sold-out, live audience, Dan's first HBO comedy hour showcases his down to earth approach to material that affects his life on every level.

[11/11/19 - 08:31 AM]
Global Icon Shania Twain to Perform a Medley of Her Greatest Hits at the "2019 American Music Awards(R)," Airing Live Sunday, Nov. 24, on ABC
The performance will mark Twain's return to the American Music Awards stage for the first time since 2003.

[11/11/19 - 08:30 AM]
"You" Season 2 Premieres December 26 on Netflix
The streaming service broke the news on social media this morning.

[11/11/19 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Dominates for NBC
The Peacock's NFL franchise easily wins the night in all categories.

[11/11/19 - 08:00 AM]
E! Greenlights the Return of Iconic Comedy Franchise "The Soup"
Jade Catta-Preta will host the latest incarnation, due in early 2020.

[11/11/19 - 07:56 AM]
Video: "Holly Hobbie" Season 2 Trailer - A Hulu Original
The family series returns Friday, November 22 on the streaming service.

[11/11/19 - 07:02 AM]
Netflix Reveals First Look at "Sex Education" Season 2
The streaming service drops the first photos from the upcoming season.

[11/11/19 - 05:03 AM]
Viacom and CBS Announce Content and Digital Leadership
"ViacomCBS will be one of the largest premium content creators in the world, with the capacity to produce content for both our own platforms and for others," said Bob Bakish, President and Chief Executive Officer, Viacom.

[11/10/19 - 09:14 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Gets Boost from College Football
The network's primetime coverage leads the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/09/19 - 08:26 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "SmackDown" Remain on Top in Demos
The network continues its reign among adults 18-49.