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  1. Starz Chief Defends Early Pickups, Talks 'Buzz' Envy and Staying out of Bed With Netflix

    2:32 pm 7/11/2014

    During his TCA executive session, Chris Albrecht pushes "Outlander," touts a more diverse audience with "Power" and laments the lack of love many of his originals get in the press: "I'm baffled sometimes by the things that get buzz and that don't."Read more

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  2. Starz Taps David Weil to Head Business and Legal Affairs

    2:13 pm 6/24/2014

    The former CEO of Walden Media/Bristol Bay Productions will join the network’s Beverly Hills headquarters, replacing the retiring Steve Beabout.Read more

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  3. Produced By: Starz CEO On TV Shows With 50 Cent, LeBron James

    7:45 pm 6/7/2014

    UPDATED: Chris Albrecht spoke during a panel also featuring Sundance TV's Sarah Barnett, FX's John Landgraf
 CEO and Showtime's David Nevins.Read more

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  4. Why Starz CEO Chris Albrecht Makes More Money Than Rupert Murdoch

    5:00 am 5/21/2014

    The executive — whose $31 million salary nearly matches that of Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger — is among the highest-paid media CEOs in 2013 despite a company valued at a small fraction of his peers' domains.Read more

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  5. Starz CEO Chris Albrecht's Compensation Rises 136 Percent to $30.4 Million in 2013

    12:02 pm 4/22/2014

    In 2013, shares of Starz increased 120 percent.Read more

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  6. MIPTV: 'Shared Vision' Still at the Crux of the Co-Production Conundrum

    8:00 am 4/7/2014

    Starz’s Chris Albrecht says success depends on determining who's in charge –- and giving them the resources to execute.Read more

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  7. Starz Chief Chris Albrecht Talks Oscar Parties at Wall Street Event

    3:36 pm 3/4/2014

    "We're on everybody's radar," says the CEO. "We're an interesting story. We're a new story."Read more

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  8. Starz Execs Gamble on Pirates With 'Black Sails,' Defend 'Boobs and Blood'

    12:18 pm 1/10/2014

    Already renewed for a second season, the drama's cast and creators assembled at TCA with the network CEO and managing director to talk about nudity, long-term storytelling and tapping into an unexplored genre. Read more

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  9. Starz CEO Talks Mended Relationships, New Michael Bay Pirate Show

    12:24 pm 1/7/2014

    UPDATE: "Now we have a much healthier dialogue going on with them," said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht of distributors who were upset with a former Netflix deal. He also promoted the upcoming "Black Sails" premiere on Jan. 25.Read more

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  10. Starz Third-Quarter Earnings Drop, Subs Rise

    3:51 am 11/6/2013

    UPDATED: The company, led by CEO Chris Albrecht, reached 22 million Starz and 57 million overall subscriptions as Weinstein Company films and AMC hit "The Walking Dead" helped boost revenue at its distribution arm.Read more

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