Michael Wright (B.A. '87) is the president of EPIX. Based in the Beverly Hills office, Wright is responsible for expanding the network’s slate of original programming and leading the creative and marketing efforts.
Prior to joining EPIX, Wright was the Chief Executive Officer of Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Pictures and Amblin Pictures, the latter which he helped launch in 2015. Under Wright’s leadership, the company most recently released the hit films The Girl on the Train, Office Christmas Party and A Dog’s Purpose, and prepared the films The Post, Ready Player One and the upcoming The House with a Clock in Its Walls, starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett. Prior to joining DreamWorks Studios in 2014, Wright was president, head of programming for TBS, TNT, and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). During Wright’s tenure at Turner, he led TNT and TBS to the top of the cable charts for 10 straight years. Wright programmed some of the biggest hits on cable television, with commercial and award-winning success across all the networks, including the record setting and acclaimed series The Closer, Into the West, Southland, Men of a Certain Age and Falling Skies for TNT, and Conan, My Boys, Cougar Town and Angie Tribeca for TBS. For TCM, Wright oversaw the development and production of the Emmy-nominated documentary Moguls and Movie Stars: The History of Hollywood, the acclaimed TCM: A Night at the Movies franchise, and the Emmy winning AFI: Lifetime Achievement Award specials.
Wright is on the Board of Trustees for the American Film Institute and also serves as a board member for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
He holds a bachelor's degree in theater arts from the UCLA College of Fine Arts and resides in Los Angeles with his wife and children.