Wright’s appointment comes after Mark Greenberg exited as Epix’s president and CEO after nearly 10 years at the helm of the venture he helped form. Wright will start on Dec. 4, based at MGM’s headquarters in Los Angeles, reporting to Gary Barber, chairman and CEO of MGM.
Wright will oversee Epix’s original programming, leading creative and marketing efforts. Business operations will continue to be overseen by Monty Sarhan, Evp and Gm for Epix, who will also work with Chris Ottinger, MGM’s president of worldwide television distribution and acquisitions, on all distribution matters.
“We are thrilled to welcome Michael into the MGM family,” Barber said in a statement. “His television industry experience and creative instincts are the perfect combination to help us execute on our