AMC President Charlie Collier Adds Oversight of SundanceTV

Executive takes over Sarah Barnett’s old role

Last Updated: April 1, 2015 @ 12:16 PM

AMC’s President and GM Charlie Collier has added oversight of SundanceTV to his list of responsibilities.

The AMC Networks group named Collier the President and General Manager of SundanceTV on Wednesday; he will continue to report to company COO Ed Carroll.

Collier joined AMC Networks in 2006, and has helped change the former American Movie Classics to the home of lauded and hit TV shows such as “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead.” AMC has won 33 primetime Emmy Awards since Collier’s arrival.

“Running AMC and Sundance under common management makes good sense for both networks, which are heavily focused on high-end drama,” Carroll said. “Charlie has done a great job in moving AMC to a leadership position in the TV landscape. He inherits SundanceTV at a time when it has gained momentum from its original programs like ‘Rectify,’ ‘The Honorable Woman’ and ‘The Returned’ — which often pop up on critics’ Top 10 lists.”

“Sundance has a revered and well-defined multiplatform brand that can be traced all the way back to its iconic founder, Robert Redford,” Collier added. “Honoring this legacy, SundanceTV serves a loyal and discerning audience, captivating viewers with distinctive, critically acclaimed and award-winning programming.”

He continued: “I am grateful for the opportunity to work with these two highly coordinated and talented teams in support of the remarkable creative talent for which each brand provides a home.”

SundanceTV was previously run by Sarah Barnett, who was named president and general manager of BBC America late last year, when AMC Networks began operating that cable channel through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide.

Barnett had continued to oversee SundanceTV during the interim period.