Michael Wright


Michael Wright is the Chief Executive Officer at DreamWorks Studios where he oversees the creative and financial aspects of all film development and production. He joined the company in 2014.

Prior to joining DreamWorks, Wright was president, head of programming for TBS, TNT, and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). During Wright’s tenure at Turner, he built enduring brands on both networks and led TNT and TBS to the top of the cable charts for ten straight years. During that time Wright programmed some of the biggest hits on cable television, with commercial and award-winning success across all the networks including Emmy winners “The Closer,” and “Into the West,” Peabody winners “Men of a Certain Age” and “Southland,” crowd favorites “Falling Skies” and “Rizzoli & Isles,” last year’s number one new series “The Last Ship,” and perennial late night hit “Conan” on TBS.  On TCM, Wright oversaw the development and production of the Emmy nominated documentary “Mogul and Movie Stars: The History of Hollywood,” the acclaimed “Night at the Movies” franchise, and the Emmy winning “AFI: Lifetime Achievement Award” specials.

Prior to joining Turner, Wright served as vice president of movies and miniseries for CBS Productions and CBS Entertainment, where he supervised production of some of CBS’ highest-rated and most acclaimed television movies.

Wright is on the Board of Trustees for the American Film Institute and serves as a board member for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.  Wright holds a bachelor’s degree in theater arts from the UCLA College of Fine Arts. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and children.