Stillerman to AMC as senior vp

5:00 AM PST 04/22/2008 by Kimberly Nordyke, AP

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Joel Stillerman has been named senior vp original programming, production and digital content at AMC, where he will oversee content creation across all platforms.

Stillerman founded and was chairman of Yolo Films, where he produced content for HBO Films, MTV and VH1. Before that, he was executive vp development and production at Walden Media, where he played a key role in the company's mission to build a brand around young-adult literature with films including "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and "Holes."

In 1995, Stillerman and Ted Demme co-founded Spanky Pictures, which produced the Emmy-winning HBO movie "A Lesson Before Dying." Earlier in his career, he was vp production and executive producer at MTV Networks.

At AMC, he will report to executive vp and GM Charlie Collier.

"Joel's creativity, energy and broad management skills will be a tremendous addition to our business," Collier said.

AMC has been receiving acclaim for its original programming, including its Emmy-winning first original mini, "Broken Trail," and first two original drama series, "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad."

Said Stillerman: "I get to go from being a serious fan of the network to being a part of the team, which is a rare opportunity in this business."
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