Starz Taps Lionsgate Alum as EVP & General Counsel


Audrey Lee, former executive VP and deputy general counsel at Lionsgate, has been named executive VP and general counsel at Starz.

Lee will work out of Los Angeles under Chris Albrecht, the president and CEO of Starz. She is charged with developing the strategic direction of business and legal affairs for the company, including affiliate negotiations, content acquisition and production, litigation and compliance. She is replacing Chief Legal Officer David Weil, who joined Starz in 2014 and will continue in a consulting role.

Before being hired by Lionsgate, Lee was senior VP of legal affairs at Sony Pictures Entertainment. She started her career at international law firm Latham & Watkins.

“Audrey’s broad legal experience in the entertainment industry makes her the ideal choice to lead the Starz legal team as the network evolves and thrives with the growing original programming slate,” said Albrecht. “David has been instrumental in charting the strategic direction for the Starz businesses over the past several years, and we thank him for his invaluable contributions to Starz and its evolution into a global media brand.”

Lee added: “I’m delighted to join Chris and his leadership team. I look forward to helping chart the course for the business during a time of rapid change for our industry.”