AMC’s Charlie Collier Tapped as CEO of Entertainment for New “Fox”


Charlie Collier, AMC’s president and general manager, has been appointed as CEO of entertainment for the new “Fox” to be spun off in connection with 21st Century Fox’s merger with The Walt Disney Company.

Collier will oversee the Fox Broadcasting Network and lead the company’s entertainment programming strategy across live, scripted and non-scripted content. Collier’s appointment is the final announcement in a string of senior leadership roles appointed in recent weeks. He will begin transitioning into his new role on November 1.

Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen and CEOs of the Fox Television Group, will stay in their current roles until the close of the transaction.

“Charlie is a singular talent, combining creative success with operational expertise to lead the AMC Network with some of television’s most memorable programming,” said Lachlan Murdoch, the chairman and CEO of the new Fox. “Charlie’s skills and experience will help FOX continue to transform the broadcast television business.”

Collier said, “I can’t imagine a more exciting next step than this new role at FOX, which combines the power and reach of a broadcast division, some of the best live assets on the planet from which to build entertainment audiences and fan engagement, and a proven leadership team with a ‘make new rules’ start-up mentality.”

He added, “I’m proud of my last decade-plus at AMC Networks as the combination of a remarkable team and world-class talent led a transformation of AMCN into both a thriving global entertainment company and a premier original programmer.”