Jocelyn Diaz Steps Down as Epix Head of Original Programming

“Very amicable departure” comes less than two months after Michael Wright entered as President of MGM-owned network

Jocelyn Diaz is leaving her post as Executive Vice President for Original Programming at pay-TV channel EPIX, following the entrance of new president Michael Wright six weeks ago, the network announced Wednesday.

“Jocelyn has done a wonderful job leading EPIX’s introduction of original scripted programming, which has been an important part of the network’s growing popularity with viewers,” Wright said in a statement provided to TheWrap. “We sincerely appreciate and thank her for her efforts and we wish her well as she leaves us to pursue other opportunities.”

Diaz, who joined EPIX as EVP Original Programming in January 2015, has led the network’s effort to launch original scripted series for the first time. During her tenure, EPIX released “Graves,” “Berlin Station” and “Get Shorty,” starring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano.

Her departure is described as “very amicable.”

“Working with the team at EPIX over the past three years has been an incredible experience,” Diaz says. “We’ve created some really entertaining programming that has further defined EPIX and helped the network stand out in a very crowded and competitive landscape. I thank Michael for his support and, as I leave, I have great confidence that EPIX will continue to grow in popularity and achieve even more success.”

During Diaz’ tenure, non-scripted documentary programming got some love too with “America Divided” (executive produced by Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes and Common) and “Serena,” the story of the titular tennis sensation.

Jocelyn has previously held senior production and development roles at Walt Disney Studios, HBO and ABC Television.

MGM acquired EPIX earlier this year.