Former Starz CEO Chris Albrecht has found his next gig. He will be teaming with Legendary TV on an unnamed international production venture.
The new entity will operate separately from Legendary TV, but it will have access to the studio’s production infrastructure and administrative support services. The venture is designed to produce and finance TV series for the international market, particularly the U.K. and other European markets.
Albrecht departed Starz after a 10-year tenure, mostly as CEO, in March. He was eventually replaced by COO Jeffrey Hirsch. Albrecht’s departure move came two years after the network was acquired by Lionsgate, and the companies have since further integrated.
Albrecht first joined Starz in 2010. During his tenure, the pay cabler launched “American Gods,” “Power,” “Outlander,” “Ash vs Evil Dead,” “The Girlfriend Experience,” “Survivor’s Remorse” and “Black Sails.”
Prior to Starz, Albrecht was the president of IMG Global Media, heading the company’s diverse businesses including global sports production operations, global rights acquisitions and digital media enterprises. Previously, Albrecht was the chairman and CEO of HBO, and president of HBO original programming. During his time at HBO, he oversaw the production of dramas that had international appeal including “Rome,” “Band of Brothers” and “Elizabeth I.”
Variety first reported the news of Albrecht and Legendary’s new venture.
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