Michael Wright is President of EPIX, responsible for overseeing all facets of the rapidly growing premium network including original programming, distribution and leading creative and marketing efforts.
In his first year, Michael worked with the teams to increase the network’s overall distribution by nearly 150%, and tripled the amount of original programming available to EPIX subscribers. Under his leadership, EPIX announced new original series The Godfather of Harlem, starring and produced by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker; Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred from DC and WBTV; Steve Conrad’s Perpetual Grace, LTD, starring Sir Ben Kingsley, Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame; Slow Burn, based on the hit podcast; PUNK, from Iggy Pop and John Varvatos; and NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen, along with spy-thriller Deep State and Seasons 2 and 3 of Get Shorty.
Prior to joining EPIX, Michael was the CEO of Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, which he helped launch in 2015. At Amblin, Michael oversaw the release of such films as A Dog’s Purpose, Ready Player One, The Post, and The House with a Clock in its Walls. Before Amblin, Michael was President, Head of Programming for TBS, TNT, and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). During Michael’s tenure at Turner, he led TNT and TBS to the top of the cable charts for 10 straight years, programming some of the biggest hits on cable television including the record setting and acclaimed series The Closer, Into the West, and Men of a Certain Age for TNT, and Conan, My Boys, and Angie Tribeca for TBS. For TCM, Michael oversaw the production of the Emmy nominated documentary Moguls and Movie Stars: The History of Hollywood, the acclaimed TCM: A Night at the Movies franchise, and the Emmy winning AFI: Lifetime Achievement Award specials.
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.