Managing Director, Legendary Global
Chris Albrecht is an industry leader in the modern-day business of pay television with numerous landmark achievements. Currently, Albrecht oversees Legendary Global, a division of Legendary Entertainment, focused on developing, financing and producing premium scripted English and local language television for the global market.
Previously, Albrecht served as President & CEO of Starz, where he successfully reinvented the premium pay TV network. Under his leadership, Starz was transformed into an original programming powerhouse with dynamic global businesses anchored by brand-defining franchises. Albrecht led this evolution with an aggressive plan to dramatically increase Starz’s investment in proprietary and licensed original programming, and elevated its reputation globally with such scripted series as: POWER, OUTLANDER and AMERICAN GODS among others.
Prior to Starz, Albrecht was President of IMG Global Media, heading its diverse businesses including global sports production operations, global rights acquisitions and digital media enterprises. Previously, he was Chairman & CEO of HBO, and President of HBO Original Programming where he transformed the company from a movie focused television service into a worldwide leader in original programming, and created the critically acclaimed series: SEX AND THE CITY, THE SOPRANO, SIX FEET UNDER, DEADWOOD, BAND OF BROTHERS, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, ENTOURAGE and more.