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January 27, 2021 |

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Starz ups senior exec Karen Bailey to EVP of originals

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US network Starz has promoted Karen Bailey to EVP of original programming.

Based in Santa Monica, Bailey most recently served as SVP in the team with her leadership role now expanding as she continues to spearhead Starz’s inclusion initiatives across the originals slate, with a focus on narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences.

She will also oversee new development and current productions such as Outlander, P-Valley and American Gods as well the upcoming series Dangerous Liaisons and BecomingElizabeth.

In her prior role, Bailey worked on Starz Originals, such as Party Down, Crash, Boss and the network’s first international shows, Spartacus and Camelot. She first joined the company in 2006 as an EP, overseeing development, production and post-production for the studio slate of TV movies and mini-series. She was promoted to VP of production in 2007 and to SVP of original programming in 2012.

“This is a well-deserved promotion that recognizes Karen’s invaluable and integral contributions to the many successful series she has helped develop and nurture during her 15 years with Starz,” said Christina Davis, president of programming for Starz, who added “Karen has an incredible track record in developing and managing the success of our strong and diverse slate of scripted programming and diverse talent.”

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