MGM ups Epix co-GM Laura Sher to EVP of scripted TV

Laura Sher

US-based MGM has promoted Laura Sher to EVP of scripted TV operations.

The appointment comes following Epix president Michael Wright’s remit was expanded last month, taking over MGM’s scripted TV division after the departure of Steve Stark.

Sher, who is co-general manager of MGM-owned Epix, will continue to serve in her current capacity alongside her new role. She will work alongside Wright, as well as MGM chief legal officer Lesley Freeman and president of TV operations Brian Edwards to grow the company’s scripted TV business.

Sher joined Epix in 2018 as EVP of business and legal affairs for original programming, before being promoted to Epix co-GM in 2019. Before that, she held roles at CDAS, CAA and AMC Networks.

MGM Scripted Television’s current slate includes Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, FX’s Farg andCBS’ Clarice

“I’ve had the privilege of working alongside Laura for the past two and a half years at Epix, where we have benefited greatly from her business acumen, strategic thinking and strong relationships,” commented Wright. “Laura is an extraordinary leader, and I’m thrilled she is joining the MGM team to help further scale the studio’s already impressive scripted television business.”

“The demand for premium global television content has never been greater, and with its vast library of IP and world class creative team, MGM is uniquely positioned to succeed in this rapidly evolving marketplace,” said Sher. “I’m honoured to once again partner with Michael and help build upon the studio’s robust scripted slate.”

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