NEW YORK, NY – December 6, 2016 – Yoel Flohr has joined AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios as Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. In this newly created role, Flohr is responsible for the planning and strategy related to maximizing value of AMC Studios-owned assets and intellectual property, promoting the development of global franchises and serving growing fan communities. Flohr is based in New York and reports to Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios.
As Senior Vice President of Franchise Development, Flohr is responsible for developing strategic extensions for AMC Studios-owned franchises like “The Walking Dead,” “Fear The Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands” and the forthcoming “The Terror” and “Lodge 49.” Flohr is charged with driving the long-term value of all key assets beyond the airing and distribution of successful linear TV content.
“Yoel is an entrepreneurially minded executive with the ideal background and experience to bring some of the most popular shows on television to new platforms and consumer touchpoints,” said Collier. “This new role is critical and will become even more important as AMC Studios continues to grow with more wholly-owned content, serving both existing and emerging fan bases and creating valuable franchise opportunities.”
As an experienced executive in digital, video and mobile, Yoel Flohr has held several positions in this space before joining AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. He most recently served as the co-founder of Thirty Labs Inc., a New York-based start-up studio focused on the emerging digital video space. Flohr also founded Ventuation, a strategic consulting and digital incubation firm with offices in London and New York. In addition, he has held positions at Shine Group as vice president, digital and chairman of the board for Shine Gaming, Bebo.com as the global head of mobile, and in new business development for T-Mobile International.
AMC Studios is the in-house studio and production operation for AMC Networks Inc. AMC Studios’ first series was “The Walking Dead,” which just returned for its seventh season as the number one show on television. AMC Studios is home to an expanding array of wholly-owned original series including “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” and the forthcoming “The Terror” and “Lodge 49.”
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with “Mad Men” in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before “Breaking Bad” won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series “The Walking Dead” is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last four years. AMC’s other current original drama series include “Better Call Saul,” “Hell on Wheels,” “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Humans,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands,” “The Night Manager,” “Preacher,” and the forthcoming “The Son,” “The Terror” and “Lodge 49.” AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead,” “The Making of The Mob,” “Comic Book Men,” “Ride with Norman Reedus” and “The American West.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.
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