MIPTV Spotlight: Starz


CANNES: From executive producer Steven Soderbergh comes The Girlfriend Experience, which Starz is presenting at MIPTV.

“The series will premiere in the U.S. (and in close to 100 countries) right after MIPTV on April 10, and the excitement leading up to the launch has been incredible,” says Gene George, the executive VP of worldwide distribution at Starz. The Girlfriend Experience stars Riley Keough.

The company will be at MIPTV looking for additional licensees for its new series Ash vs Evil Dead, in addition to talking to buyers about its slate of five new TV movies. This includes three Hallmark originals, among them 12 Gifts of Christmas.

“Starz is continuing to create high-quality premium television that has proven successful on our network and on the platforms of our international partners,” says Mara Winokur, the senior VP of digital at Starz.