Michael Wright (B.A. '87) is the president of EPIX, a post he has held since December 2017, where he is in charge of shepherding the company into its next phase of expanded original programming.
Wright was previously the CEO of Amblin Partners, overseeing all aspects of the company. Amblin Partners is a film, television and digital content creation company launched in 2015 by DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment and Entertainment One (eOne). Under Wright's leadership, the company released the hit films The Girl on the Train, Office Christmas Party, A Dog's Purpose and The Post, and prepared the upcoming films Ready Player One and 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 his tenure at Turner, Wright built enduring brands on all three networks and led TNT and TBS to the top of the cable charts for 10 consecutive years. During that time he 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, Southland and Falling Skies. For TCM, Wright oversaw the development and production of the Emmy nominated documentary Mogul and Movie Stars: The History of Hollywood, the acclaimed Night at the Movies franchise, and the Emmy winning AFI: Lifetime Achievement Award specials.
Prior to joining Turner, Wright served as vice president of movies and miniseries for CBS Productions and CBS Entertainment, where he supervised production of some of CBS' highest-rated and most acclaimed television movies.
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.