Sarah Barnett, 48, president, Sundance Channel
Jen Caserta, 42, president, IFC
 
The indie channels owned by AMC have attracted acclaim well beyond their boutique reach. Sundance earned nine Emmy noms for Top of the Lake. IFC's Portlandia beat out Jimmy Fallon for an Emmy variety-writing nom, and the net's viewership is up nearly 20 percent over last year.