MARK GREENBERG RENEWS AGREEMENT TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT AND CEO OF EPIX

 

MARK GREENBERG RENEWS AGREEMENT TO SERVE AS

PRESIDENT AND CEO OF EPIX

Greenberg, the driving force behind the creation of EPIX, will continue his leadership of the network with a focus on growth, innovation and expanding its slate of original series, documentaries and films

NEW YORK, NY (November 4, 2016) – Premium entertainment network EPIX today announced that Mark Greenberg has renewed his agreement to serve as President and CEO. Mr. Greenberg, who created the business plan and strategy that launched EPIX as the first premium network designed for linear TV, on demand and online viewing in October 2009, has led the network to profitability since its first year of existence and established it as the fastest growing premium entertainment service for the last five years, according to SNL Kagan.

“Mark has done a tremendous job with EPIX over the last seven years. This renewal is a testament to his leadership and I look forward to working with him to bring EPIX to new heights in the years ahead,” said Gary Barber, Chairman and CEO of MGM.

“Over the past seven years, I’ve made it my mission to lead our team of talented executives on a remarkable journey to build a new premium entertainment service that brought the content that consumers want to the devices and screens where they want to watch it,” said Greenberg. “EPIX has seen tremendous success in advancing and evolving to meet consumer needs. I am proud of our accomplishments and excited to continue leading our voyage as President and CEO.”

A pioneer in TV Everywhere, Mark designed EPIX as an early cross platform network and oversaw its rapid expansion across all new consumer devices including first to launch on Xbox, PlayStation and Roku.

“Mark is a good friend and a great partner, and we are fortunate to have his steady hand and clear vision continuing to guide EPIX’s growth,” said Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer. “He is a digitally-savvy executive who anticipated where consumer behavior was headed, and the network reflects his entrepreneurial and forward-looking thinking.”

Building on the base of studio partners’ first-run movie franchises including The Hunger Games, Mission Impossible, Star Trek and James Bond, Greenberg has championed award winning topical documentaries, original music and comedy specials. In October, Mark ushered in a new chapter for EPIX with the premiere of the network’s first original scripted series which debuted to strong critical reviews: Graves, a half-hour political satire produced with Lionsgate TV, and Berlin Station, a contemporary spy-thriller from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content. A third original series, Get Shorty, based on Elmore Leonard’s cult classic where organized crime and Hollywood collide, begins production November 8 in partnership with MGM.

“Mark has consistently focused on presenting top quality programming and cultivating a brand that is respected and valued for its great movies, great series and documentaries.  We are pleased to work with him and excited to do more together in the future,” said Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO, Brad Grey.

 

About EPIX

EPIX is a premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, comedy and music specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX has pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It 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 Chromecast, Apple® iPhones® and iPads®, Android TV and more, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc., its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 50 million homes nationwide. 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), Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+EPIX), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX) and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).

 

Media Contacts:

 

EPIX                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Michelle Hinchey

[email protected]

212.846.5147

                 

EPIX NAMES BEN TAPPAN AS VICE PRESIDENT FOR SCRIPTED PROGRAMMING

EPIX NAMES BEN TAPPAN AS VICE PRESIDENT FOR SCRIPTED PROGRAMMING

Former Landscape Entertainment Exec Joins Premium Network to Advance Scripted Series Development and Production 

NEW YORK, NY (September 28, 2015) – Premium entertainment network EPIX today announced that it has named Ben Tappan, former Senior Vice President of Television at Landscape Entertainment, as Vice President for Scripted Programming. Reporting directly to Jocelyn Diaz and based in Los Angeles, Benjamin will be working on the development & production of EPIX’s current and upcoming slate of scripted content, as well as actively pursuing new projects for development.

As part of his role, Mr. Tappan will work closely on the production and development of EPIX’s first two original series, GRAVES and BERLIN STATION, which head into production this fall.

“We’re thrilled to have Ben Tappan join our team as we ramp up our efforts in scripted programming,” said Jocelyn Diaz, EVP, Original Programming of EPIX. “Ben’s passion and dedication for quality scripted content is exactly the type of talent we look to bring into our company.”

“The opportunity to get in on the ground floor in scripted development for a premium network is a dream come true. From the moment I sat down with Jocelyn and the team at EPIX, I was sold on their passion and their vision to expand into creating scripted content that was daring and distinctive. Seeing what they already have achieved in such a short period of time has been inspiring, and I’m honored to be a part of this extraordinary company.”

In his previous role, Mr. Tappan oversaw day-to-day operations of the TV department for Landscape Entertainment’s first look series deal with eOne television and Limited Series deal with Fox for projects including DIAMOND IN THE SKY, RAVEN ROCK, NO ORDINARY TIME and LIFE IN SHADOWS.

About EPIX

EPIX is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on digital devices.   Launched in October 2009, EPIX has pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.”  It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and was the first premium network to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, and Roku® players.  EPIX is also available across Chromecast, Apple® iPhones® and iPads®, Android TV and more and is the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 50 million homes nationwide.  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), Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+EPIX), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX) and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).

 

 

Media Contacts:

 

EPIX                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Michelle Hinchey

[email protected]

212.846.5147

 

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Hayley Milbourn

212.446.1870                                                       

EPIX NAMES JOCELYN DIAZ AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

 EPIX NAMES JOCELYN DIAZ AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING 

Former Walt Disney Executive Joins Premium Network to Advance Original Series Development and Production 

NEW YORK, NY (January 13, 2015) – EPIX, the first premium entertainment network created to capitalize on the “TV Everywhere” era, today announced that it has named Jocelyn Diaz, former Vice President of Production at Walt Disney Studios, as Executive Vice President for Original Programming. Ms. Diaz, a specialist in drama series development and production, has more than 12 years’ experience launching, producing, and overseeing the successful execution of award-winning series and films at Walt Disney, HBO, and ABC Television.

“At EPIX, our core strategy has always been to tell great stories, whether it’s through powerful documentaries like The Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football or series for passionate fans like The Road to the NHL Winter Classic. With Jocelyn on board, we’re going to be able to take this to a new level with original scripted series that resonate with our viewers,” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX. “To be successful at originals you must be authentic – and that’s exactly what Jocelyn brings to the table.”

“I am thrilled to join EPIX and its wonderful team,” said Ms. Diaz.  “I look forward to overseeing strategy for our original series and meeting consumer needs on their terms with compelling content and original series that provide a unique and full-spectrum entertainment experience.”

In her previous role at Walt Disney Studios, Ms. Diaz oversaw all aspects of live action feature development and production, including Into the Woodsand Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Prior to that, she was Head of Drama Series and Vice President at HBO, where she managed dramatic pilot and series development and launches, including Boardwalk Empire and Big Love. She also worked on the award-winning series Lost, Ugly Betty, Pushing Daisies, NYPD Blue, The Practice and The Drew Carey Show while at ABC Television.

She holds a BA in English and Spanish Literature from the University of Virginia.

About EPIX

EPIX is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on devices.   Launched in October 2009, EPIX has pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.”  It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and was the first premium network to launch on Chromecast, XBox 360, PlayStation®, iOS, Android tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku® players.  EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads® and iPhones® and is the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 50 million homes nationwide.  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), Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+EPIX), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX) and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).

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Contact:

Hayley Milbourn

212-446-1870

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