Starz CEO Headed Out the Door

Feb 4, 2019  •  Post A Comment

The veteran media executive who is CEO of Starz is stepping down from the post. Variety reports that Chris Albrecht will exit in March amid the continued integration of Lionsgate and Starz.

In a statement, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said: “Chris’s renowned programming expertise and entrepreneurial abilities have helped build Starz into a premium global brand distinguished by its great shows, fast-growing direct to consumer initiatives, and expanding international footprint.”

Variety adds: “The company said it plans to move forward under current COO Jeffrey Hirsch and the current leadership team, working closely with Feltheimer. Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming, will continue to take the lead in programming and related matters.”

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