Experienced business and legal affairs executive to support expansion of original programming
NEW YORK, NY (June 25, 2018) – Premium television network EPIX announced today that it has named Laura Sher EVP, Head of Business and Legal Affairs, Original Programming. Reporting to EPIX President Michael Wright and MGM Chief Legal Officer Lesley Freeman, Sher will be responsible for supervising negotiation and execution of all aspects of business agreements related to EPIX original scripted and unscripted programming.
Sher brings over 17 years of industry experience to EPIX, most recently at Cowen, DeBaets, Abraham & Sheppard LLP (CDAS), where she was a Partner in the Entertainment practice, providing strategic advice to a range of clients. Before joining CDAS, Laura was Head of TV Business Affairs at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Prior to CAA, she was Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Business Development at AMC Networks where she headed business and legal affairs for IFCTV, SundanceTV and BBC America.
“Laura is an outstanding executive whose expertise and experience will provide tremendous value as EPIX continues to grow its investment in original programming,” said Michael Wright, President of EPIX. “Her insights into the evolving nature of deal-making in the original programming space are vital to our efforts to build strong creative partnerships and continue to expand the EPIX footprint.”
“I am excited to join EPIX in this next phase of the network’s growth and to be a part of the team building a growing lineup of top quality programming,” said Sher.
Sher is a graduate of Yale Law School and Swarthmore College.
EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium pay television network, delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, and comedy specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX became profitable in its first year of existence and is now available nationwide to 70 million homes through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms. A pioneer in the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere,” EPIX was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, and Roku® players. EPIX is also available across hundreds of consumer devices including Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, Amazon Fire TV, TiVo, Chromecast, and Android TV, delivering more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.