Tom Halleen Joins AMC as Vice President, Programming and Scheduling

JERICHO, New York, February 18, 2003 – Tom Halleen has joined AMC as Vice President of Programming and Scheduling, it was announced today by Rob Sorcher, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production.

Reporting to Sorcher, Halleen will be responsible for the day-to-day scheduling of films, original specials, series, thematic festivals, tributes and stunts. He will also be instrumental in strategic long-term program planning for the network.

“Tom’s diversified experience and wide range of skills he acquired during his tenure at ABC Family, will play an integral part in the rebranding of AMC as we move forward to attract a younger audience,” says Sorcher. “This will enable AMC to continue to be creative, inventive and competitive in the industry.”

Prior to joining AMC, Halleen was Senior Vice President, Programming and Development at ABC Family. Working in various capacities since he joined the programming division in 1990, Halleen was most recently responsible for all primetime programming, including original movies, series and acquisitions. During his tenure at the channel, he was responsible for scheduling and supervision of hundreds of hours of programming including “State of Grace,” the award-winning and critically acclaimed series.

Halleen resides in Stony Brook with his wife, Michelle, and children Sam and Natalie.

About AMC
AMC is a 24-hour, movie-based network, dedicated to the American movie fan. The network, which reaches over 84,000,000 homes, offers a comprehensive library of popular movies and an increasingly visible, critically-acclaimed, slate of original programming that is a diverse, movie-based mix of original series, documentaries and specials. 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 “TV for movie people.”

About Rainbow Media
A leader in sports, news and entertainment programming, Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Rainbow owns and manages AMC, WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT, IFC (The Independent Film Channel), muchmusic usa, Mag Rack, Rainbow Sports Networks, News 12 Networks, and MetroChannels as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in Fox Sports Net and has a strategic partnership with MGM (NYSE:MGM), which owns a 20% stake in three of Rainbow’s national networks: AMC, WE: Women’s Entertainment, and IFC.

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