As Chief Executive Officer of Entertainment at FOX, Mr. Collier oversees the Fox Broadcasting Network and leads the company’s entertainment programming strategy across live, scripted and non-scripted content.
Prior to FOX, Mr. Collier served as President of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, where he directed all creative and business operations for these world-class brands. Mr. Collier joined AMC as General Manager in 2006 and was promoted to President in 2008. In 2010, he helped found and launch AMC Studios, a company investing in and monetizing global IP and owning and controlling the programming associated with this IP both on AMC Networks and beyond. In 2015, Mr. Collier added President of SundanceTV to his responsibilities. Sundance saw dramatic growth in all key metrics under Mr. Collier’s leadership.
Over the decade Mr. Collier spent at AMC Networks, he and his team transformed AMC from a classic movie channel into a leading national network and destination for industry-leading, critically acclaimed and popular original programming. Early in Mr. Collier’s tenure, AMC became the first ad-supported cable network to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, and it went on to do so six times, first with “Mad Men” in 2008. The series went on to win the award four years in a row before AMC’s “Breaking Bad” was similarly recognized in 2013 and 2014. Continuing with “Better Call Saul,” AMC became the first and only cable network, premium or basic, to be nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series 10 years in a row. Additionally, AMC and AMC Studios’ “The Walking Dead” remained the highest-rated cable series in history and the #1 drama on cable television for more than six seasons.
Mr. Collier and his leadership team also focused on new ways to engage and serve viewers and fans, with an enhanced digital presence on AMC’s own platforms and a variety of others, most recently through the launch of AMC Premiere, an ad-free version of AMC. The company also led an effort to serve fans through gaming and new technologies, including augmented reality and virtual reality, and in the use of data to drive audience engagement and segment target audiences.
Mr. Collier joined AMC from Court TV (now Turner’s truTV) with a track record of driving brand, revenue and business growth. Prior to Court TV, Mr. Collier held senior roles at Oxygen Media, A&E Networks and TeleRep.
Mr. Collier earned his MBA (Master of Business Administration) from Columbia University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University. He is involved in a wide range of civic and philanthropic activities, among them a board position at CancerCare, an organization devoted to helping not just cancer patients but also those around them touched by the disease. Mr. Collier resides in Connecticut with his wife and four children.