AMC's Charlie Collier named CEO of Entertainment for the new Fox corporation

  • AMC's Charlie Collier named CEO of Entertainment for the new Fox corporation

AMC's Charlie Collier named CEO of Entertainment for the new Fox corporation

Collier will serve as CEO of Entertainment and oversee the Fox Broadcasting Network and lead its entertainment programming strategy across live, scripted and non-scripted content.

Candidates to replace Collier at AMC have not been made public. Newman's executive partner, co-chair/CEO Dana Walden, with whom he ran the Fox studio business since 1999 (and the network itself as of 2014), is joining Disney in a yet-to-be-determined role. As part of the deal, Newman had always been expected to negotiate a leadership role in New Fox, the name given to the assets not being bought by Disney.

In a deal that Fox announced late Friday evening, longtime AMC president and GM Charlie Collier has been named CEO of entertainment at Fox, where he'll oversee the network and lead its entertainment-programming development across all live, scripted and non-scripted content. Fox Sports president, COO and executive producer Eric Shanks will continue to command the network's sports business, a portfolio that includes live coverage of NFL and Major League Baseball games as well as the quadrennial FIFA World Cup tournament. Lachlan Murdoch, who will be chief executive at the new Fox, did not want to wait that long to find a replacement.Mr. Collier, a career cable man, has been president of AMC for a decade, and helped shepherd hits like "The Walking Dead", "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul".

Previously, Collier held senior executive roles in advertising at Oxygen, A&E Networks and TeleRep. They will stay during the transition. Fox wanted a longer commitment.

Newman will depart Fox.

Walden - who is set join Disney to lead its television studio operations as well as networks ABC and Freeform - and Newman will stay in place as co-chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group until the Disney transaction closes. The deal is expected to clear its final regulatory hurdle in the first or second quarter of next year.

He has been general manager of AMC since 2006, becoming president two years later and adding SundanceTV to his remit in 2015.

"I am incredibly gratified by the accomplishments, relationships, and legacy we created during my time with the Fox family. This accelerated transition allows me to pursue new opportunities on my own timeline with the comfort I am leaving the network in capable hands", Newman said in his own statement. As chairman and CEO of the Fox Television Group with Dana Walden, he has been half of one of U.S. television's most respected executive teams for almost two decades.