Jeremy Elice Named Vice President, Original Programming, Series
Ben Davis Appointed Director of Development and Current Series
NEW YORK, NY, March 10, 2008 – Rainbow Media Holdings LLC announced today two promotions in AMC’s Original Programming department. Jeremy Elice has been named Vice President of Original Programming, Series for AMC; he was formerly Director of Development for the network. Ben Davis, formerly Manager of Development for AMC has been promoted to Director of Development and Current Series. Elice will oversee development of series programming to maintain AMC’s commitment to the delivery of cinematic and high-quality television. Davis will be responsible for managing the creative aspects of the network’s current series and will continue to be involved in development. Both Elice and Davis are based in Los Angeles and report to Christina Wayne, SVP of Scripted Series and Miniseries.
The promotions come on the heels of the network’s first Golden Globe wins for original series Mad Men and the debut of its latest dramatic series Breaking Bad, created by Vince Gilligan. In addition, AMC recently announced an extensive slate of new original series in development, including Fort Smith (Robert Cochran); Uninvited Guest (Harley Peyton); An Untitled Alison Anders Western (Alison Anders & Terry Graham); and Green Fields (Nicky Silver).
“Jeremy’s discerning taste and expertise in the film and television industry has been an integral part of fielding incoming scripted material, and he played an instrumental role in AMC’s acquisition of Breaking Bad,” stated Wayne. “Likewise, Ben has grown tremendously within this department and his experience in script development was an asset to the network as it made its foray into original programming. His insights ensure that AMC continues to be a destination for the biggest and brightest talent.”
Elice joined AMC’s Original Programming department in 2006 as the Director of Development based in Los Angeles. Prior to joining AMC, Elice held positions as Director of Creative & Strategic Development at Mutual Film Company, and Executive Assistant in the Development department at the FX Network. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Davis began his career at AMC in 2004 as an Executive Assistant in the Programming department. He was later promoted to Manager of Development and relocated to AMC’s Los Angeles office, where he played an essential role in establishing AMC as a creative force in the entertainment community. Prior to joining AMC, he was an Assistant at Scout Productions and Scott Rudin Productions. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Tulane University in New Orleans.
AMC is a multi-platform network that celebrates classic movies and high-quality scripted series. Among the elite services reaching over 94,000,000 homes, AMC defines what it means to be a classic movie network today, creating a distinctive viewing experience that celebrates all that is enduringly cool, personal and powerfully relevant about movies. AMC’s comprehensive library of popular movies strike a meaningful chord with its audience, and its critically-acclaimed slate of originals all have a cinematic quality that allow them to complement and be complemented by some of the best movies of all time. A division of Rainbow Media Entertainment Services, AMC’s sister divisions include WE tv and IFC TV. AMC is THE FUTURE OF CLASSIC.
About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media is a leading producer of targeted, multi-platform content for global distribution, creating and managing some of the world’s most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands, including AMC, IFC, WE tv, LIFESKOOL, SPORTSKOOL, and VOOM HD Networks. Through its IFC Entertainment division, Rainbow Media also owns and manages the following: IFC Films, a theatrical feature film distribution company; IFC First Take/IFC in Theaters, a day and date theatrical feature film/VOD initiative; the IFC Center in New York City; IFC Productions, a feature film production company; and IFC Entertainment, which owns and operates a film library. Rainbow Media also operates Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, its advertising sales company, and Rainbow Network Communications, its full service network programming origination and distribution company.