Cartoon Net brings Sorcher aboard


Cartoon Network has lured AMC programming chief Robert Sorcher as its new chief content officer, parent company Turner Broadcasting said Monday.

Beginning in January, Sorcher will oversee all original programming, acquisitions, longform and special events, as well as Burbank-based Cartoon Network Studios.

"Rob is one of the most well-respected and admired content executives in the industry," said Stuart Snyder, executive vp and COO of Turner's animation, young adults and kids media group. "It is precisely Rob's breadth of experience and entrepreneurial drive that made him the ideal choice to lead the charge for Cartoon Network's content strategy."

Sorcher has been executive vp programming and production at AMC since 2002, overseeing the network's expansion into original projects like Emmy-winning "Broken Trail" and its first series, "Mad Men."