JERICHO, NEW YORK, June 11, 2002 – Rob Sorcher has joined AMC as Senior Vice President, Programming and Production, it was announced today by Noreen O'Loughlin, Executive Vice President and General Manager of AMC.
Reporting to O'Loughlin, Sorcher will be responsible for all aspects of original programming and production for the network. He will oversee the development, production, packaging and scheduling for AMC.
"We are thrilled to have someone with Rob's diverse experience join AMC," O'Loughlin commented. "His solid track record of producing compelling, award-winning original programming, and his overall industry expertise, will help move the AMC brand forward as we define the ultimate movie experience for today's viewers."
Prior to joining AMC, Sorcher held positions as executive vice president and general manager for USA Network, head of programming and creative development for Fox Family Channel, and executive vice president at Cartoon Network, where he also served as general manager for four years.
At Cartoon Network, Sorcher was the creative executive responsible for the programming, production, marketing, on-air and online departments. Under his leadership, Cartoon Network enjoyed tremendous growth in both ratings performance and distribution, quickly
rising to the top of the basic cable ratings and growing from 15 to over 60
million homes. Sorcher built the original programming department that launched numerous hit series for Cartoon Network, and founded the network's online division.
Sorcher earned a BA in psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1983, and currently resides in New Canaan, CT.
AMC is a premiere 24-hour movie network dedicated to the world of American film. With one of the finest, most comprehensive libraries of popular films, and a diverse blend of original series, documentaries and
interstitials, AMC offers an elegant and contemporary entertainment
destination. AMC is a fully distributed network reaching over 83,000,000 U.S. homes (as of May 2002) and ranking #16 in size among all 55 networks. Since its launch in 1984, AMC has been dedicated to deepening the movie experience for its viewers, featuring film-loving celebrity hosts and an increasingly visible, critically acclaimed slate of original programming. AMC has more than doubled its original programming over the past 3 years and garnered many of the industry's highest honors, including seven Emmy awards.
AMC is owned and managed by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a leader in news, sports and entertainment programming. A subsidiary of
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) and NBC, Rainbow
manages American Movie Classics, WE: Women's Entertainment, Bravo, IFC, muchmusic usa, Rainbow Sports Networks, News 12 Networks, MetroChannels and Mag Rack, as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. In addition, Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in FOX Sports Net. AMC is one of the assets included in the Rainbow Media Group tracking stock (NYSE:RMG), a series of Cablevision common stock. MGM (NYSE:MGM) owns a 20% stake in four of Rainbow's national networks – AMC, Bravo, IFC, and WE: Women's Entertainment.