Laverne McKinnon, MBA ’97

epix-hdLaverne has been appointed executive vice president of original programming and development for EPIX. The premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service is a joint venture formed by Viacom Inc., its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Lionsgate. Previously, she served as president and CEO of Shibui Entertainment and oversaw development of all television and live stage properties for Mike Newell’s production company 50 Cannon, where she served as President. Laverne worked for ten years at CBS Entertainment, most recently as senior vice president of drama development. Earlier, she had served as director of current programs and director of children’s programs for CBS Entertainment.

Laverne McKinnon, MBA ’97

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