AMC promotes 'Trail' boss


Christina Wayne, who oversaw the development of AMC's record-breaking miniseries "Broken Trail" and its original series "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," has been upped to senior vp scripted series and miniseries.

Wayne will oversee development of all original series and movies, working closely with creators and writers to find and cultivate projects for production.

AMC is still searching for a new head of programming and production following Rob Sorcher's departure in November to become chief content officer at Cartoon Network. In the meantime, Wayne and vp production Vlad Wolynetz will report to AMC executive vp and GM Charlie Collier.

Wayne, who joined AMC in 2005, most recently was vp scripted series and miniseries. In that capacity, she oversaw the development of AMC's first original scripted drama series, the Golden Globe winner "Mad Men," which is returning for a second season this year, and "Breaking Bad," which debuted last week. Wayne also led the development of the Emmy-winning "Broken Trail," AMC's first original mini.

"Her mastery of and instincts for scripted series have played a big hand in AMC's movement into original series and miniseries, and her talent and expertise have helped to garner unprecedented critical acclaim and industry accolades for AMC's programming," Collier said.

Before joining AMC, Wayne was a writer-director. She penned and helmed the film "Tart" and wrote TV movies for USA Network and Fox.