Michael Wright

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.

Prior to joining MGM+, Wright was the CEO of Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, where he oversaw the release of such films as A Dog’s Purpose, Ready Player One, The Post, and The House with a Clock in its Walls.

Wright is part of the Television Academy Foundation, the Executive Board of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, and is on the Board of Governors for The Paley Center.