Tag Archives: Chris Albrecht

Starz CEO responds to Netflix breakdown

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Netflix subscribers continue to recover from the news that Starz Entertainment was walking away from the video streamer, meaning hundreds of titles could be pulled from the service when their contract ends on Feb. 28, 2012. Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht issued a statement regarding the[...]

Starz Announces Resignations of Overture Films Executives

hollywoodnews.com: Chris Albrecht, president and chief executive officer of Starz, LLC, announced that Overture Films executives, Chris McGurk and Danny Rosett, tendered their resignations today due to differences over the strategic direction of the company. Peter Adee, president, worldwide marketing, distribution and new media for Overture, will assume[...]

BBC’s ‘Torchwood’ acquired by Starz Entertainment

HollywoodNews.com: BBC’s “Torchwood” has just been acquired for U.S. television rights by Starz Entertainment. The next installment will feature 10-episodes and stars from the previous versions of “Torchwood” (John Barrowman, Eve Myles) will return for the new version. President and CEO of Starz, LCC, Chris Albrecht said, “We’re committed to programming[...]

Starz to Unveil “The Pillars of the Earth”

Starz Entertainment has acquired the rights to TANDEM Communications’ television adaptation of Ken Follett’s “The Pillars of the Earth” which spans eight hours. The series is produced by Tandem Communications, MUSE Entertainment, and SCOTT FREE Films. It is directed by 3 time DGA winner Sergio Mimica-Gezzan whose credits include “Heroes”[...]