AMC’s Sorcher Heads to Cartoon Net

Nov 5, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Rob Sorcher is leaving AMC to become chief content officer at Cartoon Network.
At Cartoon, Mr. Sorcher will be responsible for the network’s overall content development strategy, including original series, acquisitions, long-form and special events. He also will oversee production and Cartoon Networks Studios in Burbank, Calif.
At AMC, he has overseen the movie channel’s expansion into original programming, including the blockbuster movie “Broken Trail” and the critically acclaimed series “Mad Men.”
“Rob is one of the most well-respected and admired content executives in the industry,” said Stuart Snyder, executive VP and chief operating officer for Turner Broadcasting System’s animation, young adults and kids media group. “His creative vision and business acumen have raised the bar wherever he has worked. 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.”
Before joining AMC Network, Sorcher was executive VP and general manager for the USA Network and executive VP of programming for the Fox Family Channel.

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