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EPIX Names Amblin Alum Michael Wright as President

MGM acquired pay-TV channel earlier this year

Michael Wright has been appointed president of pay-TV channel EPIX. He’ll begin the new role on Dec. 4 from MGM’s headquarters in Los Angeles.

Reporting to MGM chairman and CEO Gary Barber, Wright will lead creative and marketing efforts at EPIX as the channel expands its original programming line.

Turner-alum Wright was previously the chief executive officer of Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners.

“We are thrilled to welcome Michael into the MGM family,” Barber said in a release to the media. “His television industry experience and creative instincts are the perfect combination to help us execute on our original content strategy for EPIX and drive additional value creation for MGM overall.”

“EPIX, under MGM’s ownership, is strongly positioned to excel as a provider of engaging, entertaining original content,” remarked Wright. “This is an exciting time in our business, and I’m looking forward to working with Gary, the EPIX and MGM teams, to bring the best storytelling voices to the network and move EPIX into the next phase of its growth.”

MGM acquired EPIX earlier this year.