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Cablevision’s Maiella slides over to AMC Networks

Thu, 03/14/2013 - 12:13pm
Mike Robuck

Starting next month, Jim Maiella will make the move from Cablevision to sister entity AMC Networks.  Maiella will be AMC’s senior vice president, corporate communications and will report to Ellen Kroner, executive vice president, communications and marketing.

“Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his new position,” Kroner said “I’m confident that his strategic messaging expertise and solid media relationships will bring great value to AMC Networks and its brands.”

In his new job, Maiella will oversee business and trade media relations for AMC, IFC, WE tv and IFC Films.  He will work in tandem with AMC Networks’ other senior vice president of Corporate Communications, Georgia Juvelis, who now adds additional corporate communications and corporate marketing responsibilities to her role, while continuing to oversee business and trade media relations for Sundance Channel and AMC/Sundance Channel Global, the company’s international programming business.

A few years ago Cablevision spun Rainbow Media off and subsequently re-named it AMC Networks.

At Cablevision, Maiella served for more than a decade as vice president of media relations, where he was responsible for media relations activities in support of the company’s cable operations, its suite of advanced telecommunications products and related matters.

Prior to joining Cablevision in 2002, Maiella was a senior vice president with Robinson Lerer & Montgomery, a strategic communications firm.  He previously served as director of media relations for RCN.

He also served as a Congressional communications director and began his career as a journalist, writing for the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Los Angeles Daily News and community newspapers.

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