You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

AMC exex get the ax

Cablevision cuts top tier

NEW YORK — The fallout from the accounting scandal revealed by Cablevision Wednesday reached the executive suites at AMC Networks.

Joining fired president Kate McEnroe on the unemployment line will be Noreen O’Loughlin, exec veep-G.M. of AMC, and Marty von Ruden, executive VP-G.M. of WE: Women’s Entertainment (Daily Variety, June 19).

Although AMC Networks parent Cablevision Systems Corp. declined to release the names of the 14 executives who were fired Wednesday for tampering with the books, the identities of some of the execs surfaces in the last 24 hours.

In addition to O’Loughlin and von Ruden, execs who got pink slips include Melani Griffith, senior VP of affiliate sales and marketing for AMC and WE; Isabel Miller, senior VP of marketing for AMC; Rorie Papscoe, veep of finance and operations for AMC Networks; Lee Heffernan, senior VP of marketing for WE; Ben Lines, assistant director of marketing for AMC Networks; and Bonnie Boyle, director of affiliate marketing for AMC Networks.

Replacements for some of these execs could come from within the company. Richard Greenfield, media analyst for the Fulcrum Group, said many Bravo executives stayed with Cablevision after it sold Bravo to NBC in November, and some of them could step into the jobs of the fired execs.

More TV

  • BBC Orders Oscar Wilde Documentary with

    BBC Orders Oscar Wilde Documentary With Stephen Fry, Freddie Fox

    A new documentary about Oscar Wilde will tell the celebrated writer’s story with a star cast recreating excerpts from his greatest works, including “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” Freddie Fox, Claire Skinner, Anna Chancellor and James Fleet will all perform in the 80-minute show, “The Importance of Being Oscar,” which [...]

  • FOSSE VERDON -- Pictured: (l-r) Michelle

    TV News Roundup: 'Fosse/Verdon' Premiere Date Set at FX

    In today’s TV news roundup, FX announced the premiere date for “Fosse/Verdon,” and Comedy Central released a new trailer for the final season of “Broad City.”  DATES “Workin’ Moms” is set to premiere Feb. 22 on Netflix. The series, which is currently in its third season, first aired in Canada on CBC Television and is [...]

  • Ilana Glazer Abbi Jacobson

    'Broad City' Stars on Discovering New Aspects of Their Characters

    Throughout the run of “Broad City,” creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer have been conflicted about how much of their on-screen characters (also named Abbi and Ilana) should come directly from their personalities and lives. But when it came to the final season, Jacobson in particular experienced a life-changing shift that she wanted to impart [...]

  • The Goldbergs spinoff

    NBC Orders Comedy Pilot 'Uninsured' From 'Goldbergs' Producers

    NBC has ordered a pilot for the multi-camera comedy “Uninsured.” In the series, young parents Dave and Rebecca end up having to take care of Dave’s parents who have mishandled their finances and need help to pay down a sizable debt. Dan Levy will serve as writer and executive producer, with Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan [...]

  • Emily Kapnek

    'Splitting Up Together' Creator Emily Kapnek Inks Overall Deal at ABC Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

    Writer and producer Emily Kapnek has signed a three-year overall deal at ABC Studios, Variety has learned exclusively. Kapnek most recently developed the ABC single-cam comedy series “Splitting Up Together,” which is based on the Danish series “Bedre skilt end aldrig.” She was previously under an overall deal at Warner Bros. Television, which produces “Splitting Up [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content