Chris Albrecht is an American media executive and CEO of Starz, a legal company spun off from Liberty Media in January 2013. Chris Albrecht was also the former Chairman and CEO of HBO.
Chris Albrecht was born on July 24, 1952 in Queens, New York, United States of America. From now on he is 69 years old and he holds citizenship of America. His zodiac sign is Leo.
Apart from that, there is no other information regarding his ethnicity, parents, siblings and childhood. Considering his success, we can assume that his parents raised him with care and love and also met his needs.
Speaking of his academic credentials, he graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Dramatic Literature.
After college, he decided to pursue a career as a theater actor. He appeared on a few summer stock shows, but even off-Broadway he struggled to get work. He and his partner Bob Zmuda also performed at Improv in New York. After that he became manager of the club. He was so successful that the Friedmans sold him part of the company he ran from 1975 to 1980. He later worked as an agent for International Creative Management (ICM), where he helped sign Jim Carrey, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg, among others.
He joined HBO in June 1985 as Senior Vice President, Original Programming, West Coast. He was president of HBO Original Programming for seven years before becoming chairman in 2002, where he oversaw HBO Sports and HBO Films. He also managed the day-to-day operations of original programming on the West and East Coasts for HBO, Cinemax and HBO Independent Productions.
He was also President of HBO Independent Productions from 1990 to 1995, where he oversaw the development and production of comedy shows for HBO and the networks, including Martin and Everybody Loves Raymond. Under his stewardship, HBO became the leader in innovative entertainment and sports programming with critically acclaimed programs such as Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, Band of Brothers, The Wire and Entourage to name a few.
Founded Foresee Entertainment
In 2008 he founded Foresee Entertainment, a content creation, development and distribution company. From September 2007 to August 2008 he was President of IMG Global Media and IMG Entertainment, both parts of the IMG production company. In addition, Albrecht also worked as a Special Limited Partner for Forstmann Little & Company.
He signed a three-year deal with IMG in September 2007 to serve as head of IMG Global Media and a limited partner in Ted Forstmann’s private equity firm, Forstmann Little & Company, which owns IMG. Chris and Forstmann attempted to raise $250 million for investments in media and entertainment content. Albrecht’s departure after receiving blame for IMG’s inability to raise that money, according to a statement dated August 12, 2008.
CEO of Starz, LLC
On January 1, 2010, he became President and CEO of Starz, LLC. His responsibilities include Starz Entertainment, Overture Films, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Film Roman. In addition, Starz, LLC, operates a controlled entity, Starz Media and Starz Entertainment. Starz Entertainment, LLC is a premium movie services provider with 17 movie channels in the United States, including the flagship brands STARZ and STARZ ENCORE, which have approximately 24 million and 32 million subscribers, respectively.
Albrecht and Liberty Media announced the spin-off of Liberty Starz into a separate public company two years after joining Starz. The transaction involved approximately $1.5 billion in debt. The spin-off of the subsidiary was supposed to be completed by the end of 2012, but on January 11, 2013 it happened.
As a result of the spin-off, Liberty Starz was renamed “Starz Inc”. On the first day of trading, the new share gained 9.8%. His contract as CEO of Starz has been extended until 2020. On June 30, 2016, Lionsgate agreed to pay $4.4 billion in cash and equity for Starz Inc. In the run-up to the 2016 US presidential election, Albrecht endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
awards and fortune
He has won a number of awards and recognitions in his professional career. In 2001 he received the International Cinematographers Guild Television Showmanship Award. In 2003 he was named Showman of the Year by Variety Magazine. In 2006 he was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
As an actor, he earned a decent sum. Also, he has an estimate net worth of around $1.5 million that he has earned from his career. Also, his annual salary is $400,000.
He married Annie Albrecht, his first wife, in 1981 and they had two daughters, Kate, who is an interior designer, entrepreneur, writer and actress, and Tess. After 19 years of marriage, they divorced in 2000. He married Montana Coady in 2011. They were married in front of 250 people. However, the couple officially divorced in 2015. In 2016, he remarried to a woman named Tina Trahan.
So far, he’s not part of any controversy, nor has he been rumoured. In addition, he is concentrating on his career.
body measurement and social media
Chris Albrecht has blue eyes and no hair. In addition, there is no information about Albrecht’s height, weight and other body measurements.
Chris Albrecht is not active on any social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. In addition, Albrecht likes to live a private life and stays away from social media.