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AMC promotes Christina Wayne

Exec to oversee development of original series

AMC is pinning senior VP stripes on Christina Wayne, the exec who helped develop the Golden Globe-winning “Mad Men” and the just-premiered “Breaking Bad.”

Wayne will oversee development of original series and miniseries as AMC seeks to expand on the success of its early scripted projects. She’ll report to AMC exec VP and GM Charlie Collier on an interim basis as the cabler continues to hunt for an exec to replace Rob Sorcher as head of programming and production.

“Christina’s continued leadership will allow us to maintain the same high levels of quality and creativity now synonymous with AMC’s original programming,” Collier said. “Her mastery of and instincts for scripted series have played a big hand in AMC’s movement into original series and miniseries.”

AMC hired Wayne in 2005 to serve as VP of scripted series and miniseries. Her first big project was the 2006 movie “Broken Trail,” which ranked as that year’s most-watched scripted broadcast on cable and snagged four Emmys.

Before getting into the development biz, Wayne worked as a screenwriter.