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Jocelyn Diaz departs Epix as original programming head

Jocelyn Diaz is stepping down from her role as head of original programming at MGM-owned premium entertainment network Epix. The decision for Diaz to exit the company is described as “amicable.” There ...
January 4, 2018

Jocelyn Diaz is stepping down from her role as head of original programming at MGM-owned premium entertainment network Epix.

The decision for Diaz to exit the company is described as “amicable.” There is no further information as to who will take on the role.

Diaz came to Epix in January 2015 as EVP original programming. She led the network’s efforts to launch original scripted series, including Golden Globe-nominated Graves; spy thriller Berlin Station; and Get Shorty inspired by the Elmore Leonard novel.

Under Diaz’s direction, Epix’s non-scripted doc programming included American Divided with executive producers Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes and Common attached to the project, and Serena, which spotlights the personal life of tennis champ Serena Williams. Serena took home the Realscreen Award for non-fiction — sports documentaries this past June.

Her executive producing credits with Epix also include Danica, Straight/Curve and Lens Across America. 

Diaz previously held senior development and production roles at Walt Disney Studios, HBO and ABC Television.

“Working with the team at Epix over the past three years has been an incredible experience,” said Diaz, in a statement. “We’ve created some really entertaining programming that has further defined Epix and helped the network stand out in a very crowded and competitive landscape.”

MGM, who bought out Epix in 2017 from Lionsgate and Viacom, appointed Michael Wright to president in November 2017, taking over for longtime president and CEO Mark Greenberg.

 

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