Susie Fitzgerald fits AMC's script
She's joining the network as a senior vp, sources sayAMC is getting a new development maven.
Former Brillstein-Grey TV co-topper Susie Fitzgerald is joining the cable network behind "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," sources said.
Her title is believed to be senior vp scripted series, though it still is being worked out.
It is understood that Fitzgerald will spearhead series development but won't be a direct replacement for senior vp scripted series and miniseries Christina Wayne, who abruptly resigned from AMC in February after more than three years there.
Joel Stillerman, senior vp original programming, production and digital content, has been hands-on in the development process and will continue to do so, sources said.
AMC declined comment.
Expectations are extremely high for AMC's series development following the critical acclaim of its first two shows, "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," both of which landed multiple Emmy nominations last week, including for best drama series. The network recently greenlighted its third series, the conspiracy thriller "Rubicon."
Fitzgerald most recently was president of Barry Josephson's 20th TV-based production company.
She spent three years overseeing TV creative for Darren Star Prods., where she shepherded ABC's "Cashmere Mafia" and the CW's "Runaway."