Charlie Collier

Charlie Collier

AMC Networks

Charlie Collier

As President of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, Charlie Collier is a recognized industry leader overseeing the creative and business operations of two national television networks, a creative studio that produces and distributes an expanding slate of programming for a variety of outlets and a series of digital, gaming and data-driven businesses and business extensions. Collier joined AMC as General Manager in 2006 and was promoted to President in 2008. In 2010, he helped found and launch AMC Studios, an increasingly important business inside of AMC Networks. The company invests in IP and owning and controlling more of the content AMC Networks carries across its networks and emerging platforms. In 2015, Collier added President of SundanceTV to his responsibilities. Sundance has seen significant growth in ratings and key metrics under Collier’s leadership.

Over the past decade, Collier and his team have transformed AMC from a classic movie channel into a leading national network; a destination for critically acclaimed and popular original programming. AMC is the first and only ad-supported cable network to ever win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, first with “Mad Men” in 2008. The series went on to win the award four years in a row before AMC’s “Breaking Bad” was similarly recognized in 2013 and 2014. Continuing the quality tradition with “Better Call Saul,” AMC is the first cable network of any kind to be nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series 10 years in a row. Additionally, AMC and AMC Studios’ “The Walking Dead” remains the highest-rated cable series in history and the #1 show on television for the last six seasons. Further, AMC remains home to the top four series launches in cable history with “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Better Call Saul,” “Into the Badlands” and “The Walking Dead.”

As technology and viewing patterns evolve, Collier and his leadership team have focused on new ways to engage and serve viewers and fans, with an enhanced digital presence on AMC’s own platforms and a variety of others, most recently through the launch of AMC Premiere, an ad-free version of AMC available to Xfinity customers nationwide. The company has also been a leader in serving fans through gaming and new technologies, including augmented reality and virtual reality, and in the use of data to drive audience engagement and segment target audiences.

Collier and his leadership team led AMC Networks’ strategic push into content production and ownership with the formation of AMC Studios, which currently owns and produces more than a dozen original series for AMC, SundanceTV and BBC America. In 2017, AMC Networks announced an agreement with Charter Communications through which AMC Studios will produce new series for Charter’s Spectrum TV customers.

Collier joined AMC from Court TV (now truTV) with a track record of driving brand, revenue and business growth. At Court TV, he served as executive vice president and general manager of advertising sales where he significantly grew revenue and played a key role in broadening the network’s appeal beyond courtroom programming into entertainment programming, for which it was acquired by Time Warner in 2006.  Prior to Court TV, Collier held senior roles at Oxygen Media, A&E Networks and TeleRep.

Collier earned his Master of Business Administration from Columbia University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University. He is involved in a wide range of civic and philanthropic activities, among them a board position at CancerCare, an organization devoted to helping not just cancer patients but also those around them touched by the disease. He and his wife have four children.