Starz Names Glenn Curtis President, CFO

Will report to CEO Chris Albrecht, who is dropping president title

Starz, LLC has promoted Glenn Curtis to the new position of president and chief financial officer, the network announced Wednesday. He wil continue to report to Starz CEO Chris Albrecht, who will drop president from his title though his responsibilities will stay the same.

Curtis is taking on the new title because he is assuming some of the responsibilities of Bill Myers, who stepped down last month as president and chief operating executive for Starz Entertainment, Starz told TheWrap.

Curtis served as president of Liberty Media Corporation, which owns Starz, until 2006. His most recent title at Starz was executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Here's the release:

Starz, LLC, Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht announced today the promotion of Glenn Curtis  to the newly created position of President and Chief Financial Officer at Starz, LLC.  Most recently, Curtis was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the company.  In his new role, Curtis will continue reporting to Albrecht and assume expanded executive management and operational roles across all Starz businesses.

“I have an incredible amount of professional and personal respect for Glenn Curtis and am very pleased to promote him into this expanded role,” Albrecht said. “Glenn’s counsel has been vital to our growth over the past few years and there is no one better to manage the family of Starz businesses on to greater success.”

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to work closer with Chris, as well as others in the senior team and contribute to the growth and future success of the company,” said Curtis.  “These are exciting times at Starz, as we continue to create exciting quality original programming for the flagship STARZ brand and expand our home video, digital and worldwide distribution businesses.”

Prior to joining Starz, Curtis served until 2006 as Vice President of Liberty Media Corporation.  From 1995 to 2002, he was Chief Financial Officer at Starz Encore Group.  Curtis was also a partner at KPMG, with responsibility for cable and entertainment industry accounts, including the Starz Encore Group, Liberty Media and Tele-Communications, Inc. among others.

A native of Saguache, Colorado, Curtis is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.  He lives in Evergreen, Colorado with his wife and two children, and serves on the Board of Directors of Crown Media Holdings, Inc.

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company offers 17 premium channels including the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® brands with approximately 19 million and 32.8 million subscribers respectively.  Starz Entertainment airs in total more than 1,000 movies and original series every month across its pay TV channels. Starz Entertainment is recognized as a pay TV leader in providing HD, On Demand, HD On Demand and online advanced services for its STARZ, ENCORE and MOVIEPLEX brands.  Starz Entertainment ( is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LMCA).