Michael Wright, President of EPIX, recently added the title of President, MGM Scripted Television. In this newly-expanded new role, Wright oversees MGM Scripted Television’s development and production of scripted programming, growing the television content slate MGM produces for worldwide distribution. In addition, he will continue to oversee all facets of the premium network EPIX, including expanding its slate of original programming, growing distribution and leading creative and marketing efforts.
At EPIX, Michael and his team dramatically expanded distribution, brought the network into the OTT space with the EPIX NOW app, tripled the amount of original programming, and more than doubled subscribers. Under his leadership, EPIX has launched several new original hit series, including the critically-acclaimed Godfather of Harlem andthe Emmy-nominated Laurel Canyon.
Prior to EPIX, Michael was the CEO of Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners. Before Amblin, Michael was President of TBS, TNT, and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). During Michael’s tenure there, he led TNT and TBS to the top of the cable charts for 10 straight years. Michael is part of the Television Academy Foundation, the Executive Board of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, and is on the Board of Governors for The Paley Center.