via press release:
STARZ SIGNS “POWER” CREATOR
COURTNEY KEMP AGBOH TO OVERALL DEAL
Beverly Hills, Calif., June 12, 2015 – Starz has signed STARZ Original series “Power” Creator, Executive Producer and Showrunner Courtney Kemp Agboh to an exclusive overall deal. Under the pact, Kemp Agboh will continue to serve in her current role on “Power,” which premiered its second season on Saturday, June 6, 2015 with season premiere and total weekend Live+SD viewership results that established new originals record highs at STARZ*.
“Courtney is a highly regarded showrunner whose creative vision brings viewers into the two worlds of ‘Power.’ We are extremely pleased to continue our relationship with Courtney in the coming years,” said Carmi Zlotnik, managing director of Starz.
“Power” is a visionary crime drama set in two different worlds: the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade. “Power” has been greenlit for a 10-episode third season and currently airs in more than 175 countries/territories worldwide.
“I am excited and proud to continue my work with Starz. They have been great creative partners in the development and growth of ‘Power,’ and I hope to nurture our relationship through the life of this series and beyond,” said Kemp Agboh.
Kemp Agboh started her career in the magazine world, publishing articles in GQ, Vibe and Marie Claire. She then left New York to pursue a career in television writing for “The Bernie Mac Show” (Fox), “Eli Stone” (ABC), and “The Good Wife” (CBS), among others. She received an Emmy® nomination for “The Good Wife.”
Kemp Agboh is represented by CAA and Felker, Toczek, Suddleson, Abramson, LLP.
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com.
Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies. As of March 31, 2015, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 57.5 million subscribers, including 23.7 million at STARZ, and 33.8 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S. STARZ® and ENCORE®, along with Starz Networks’ third network MOVIEPLEX®, air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television. Starz Distribution’s home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties. Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.
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*Source: Nielsen NPower Live+SD P2+ premiere telecast and weekend gross average audience projections. Subject to further qualifications available upon request.