EPIX Makes New Hire in Original Programming Push


EPIX has appointed industry veteran Laura Sher as the executive VP and head of business and legal affairs for original programming.

Sher will be charged with supervising the negotiation and execution of all aspects of business agreements related to EPIX original scripted and unscripted programming. She brings more than 17 years of industry experience to EPIX. Sher most recently worked at Cowen, DeBaets, Abraham & Sheppard, where she was a partner in the entertainment practice. She will report to EPIX’s president, Michael Wright, and MGM’s chief legal officer, Lesley Freeman.

“Laura is an outstanding executive whose expertise and experience will provide tremendous value as EPIX continues to grow its investment in original programming,” said Wright. “Her insights into the evolving nature of deal-making in the original programming space are vital to our efforts to build strong creative partnerships and continue to expand the EPIX footprint.”

“I am excited to join EPIX in this next phase of the network’s growth and to be a part of the team building a growing lineup of top-quality programming,” added Sher.