‘New Fox’ Surprise: Here’s Why Recruiting AMC’s Charlie Collier to Run the Fox Network Makes Sense

  • Indiewire
New Fox has its new network leader, and it’s a bit of a surprise: Charlie Collier, who most recently served as president and general manager of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, is switching gears to take over the Fox Broadcasting network.

The appointment of Collier as Fox’s entertainment chief executive officer surprised the industry — even some internal Fox staffers, who had expected to see Gary Newman oversee the network’s transition into a standalone entity once 21st Century Fox’s merger with The Walt Disney Company was complete. Newman has been atop the Fox network as Fox TV Group chairman with Dana Walden since 2014, and has run 20th Century Fox TV with Walden since 1999. The exec had been a part of 21st Century Fox and its predecessor News Corp. for more than two decades, but he’ll now depart by the end of the year when the merger is completed.
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