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.

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