MGM promotes Epix president Michael Wright for TV as Steve Stark departs

Michael Wright

Epix president Michael Wright is expanding his remit after it emerged MGM/UA Television’s chief Steve Stark is stepping down.

Wright will take on Stark’s responsibilities by becoming president of MGM TV, while also remaining in charge of MGM-owned cable network Epix.

Stark, meanwhile, has reportedly taken on a producing deal at the studio, according to US reports. He had been behind hits such as CBS’s Clarice and Hulu’s The Handmaid Tale for MGM.

Wright will report into MGM Worldwide Television Group chairman Mark Burnett in his new role, having worked on shows such as Forest Whitaker-starring The Godfather Of Harlem and Julian Fellows’ Belgravia for Epix.

The exec previously worked for TBS, TNT and Steven Spielberg’s Ambling Partners before joining Epix in 2017. His slate at MGM will include Fargo for FX and Netflix’s forthcoming series Wednesday Addams, among others.

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