Top MGM execs join Content LA line-up to share rebrand plans and partnership opportunities for MGM+

MGM executives Chris Brearton and Michael Wright have joined the speaker line-up for Content LA and will deliver an in-depth dive into the studio’s future plans at the two-day event in May.

Brearton, VP, corporate strategy, PV and studios, head of MGM unscripted and MGM+ and Wright, head of MGM+ will discuss domestic and international rebrand, content strategies and opportunities for international partnerships.

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Speaking at Content LA:

Chris Brearton
VP, corporate strategy, PV and studios, head of MGM unscripted and MGM+

Brearton, formerly chief operating officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), joined the company in February 2018 and oversees MGM’s global business operations as well as the legendary studio’s business development and strategic growth initiatives. He joined MGM from the entertainment powerhouse law firm, Latham & Watkins, where he was the managing partner of the firm’s Century City office. His tenure there saw Brearton build an internationally acclaimed entertainment, sports and media practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, complex financing transactions, media rights licensing, and overall business and operational counseling.

For nearly 20 years, Brearton has represented MGM in several critical capacities as a lawyer and counsel to the MGM executive team, including all of MGM’s transformative activities over the last eight years, such as: MGM’s acquisition of United Artists Media Group; MGM’s acquisition of EPIX, which added a premier pay television network and distribution platform for MGM’s growing slate of new film and television content and robust library; the recent enhancement of MGM’s debt capital structure to $2.1 billion; and MGM’s joint venture with Annapurna Pictures, through which MGM will once again release its own films under the MGM banner theatrically in the U.S.

Michael Wright
Head of MGM+

Wright serves as head of MGM+ (formerly EPIX), a commercial free premium linear channel and streaming service delivering a broad lineup of quality original series and docuseries, the latest movie releases, and classic film franchises—all available in the U.S. on TV, on-demand, online, and across devices. Wright oversees all facets of MGM+, including expanding its slate of original programming, growing distribution, and leading creative and marketing efforts.

Since Wright joined MGM+ in 2017, he and his team have dramatically expanded distribution, brought the network into the OTT space with the MGM+ app, tripled the amount of original programming on the service, and more than doubled the subscriber base. Under Wright’s leadership, MGM+ has become a reliable destination for premium original series, including Emmy-winning series Godfather of Harlem starring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker; sci-fi horror series FROM; the Western adventure Billy the Kid; and the cinematic dramatic series War of the Worlds, Rogue Heroes, and Belgravia.

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A raft of other speakers and sessions will be announced shortly.

Content LA is moving in alongside LA Screenings Independents at the Fairmont Century Plaza this year, providing enhanced meeting environments. Up to 2000 delegates are expected across the two events.