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Epix Names Laura Sher to Original Programming Post

Premium pay TV network Epix named Laura Sher EVP, head of business and legal affairs, original programming. Sher will be responsible for supervising negotiation and execution of all aspects of business agreements related to Epix original scripted and unscripted programming. She will report to Epix president Michael Wright and MGM Chief Legal Officer Lesley Freeman.

Sher brings over 17 years of industry experience to Epix, most recently at Cowen, DeBaets, Abraham & Sheppard LLP (CDAS), where she was a partner in the Entertainment practice. Before joining CDAS, Sher was Head of TV Business Affairs at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Prior to CAA, she was senior vice president, business and legal affairs, business development at AMC Networks where she headed business and legal affairs for IFCTV, SundanceTV and BBC America.

“Laura is an outstanding executive whose expertise and experience will provide tremendous value as Epix continues to grow its investment in original programming,” Wright said in a statement. “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.”