Karen Bailey is Senior Vice President of Original Programming for Starz.
Based in the company’s Beverly Hills office, Bailey oversees new development and current productions. These include STARZ Original series “Outlander,” now in production on its third season, as well as the sequel to the limited series “The Missing” with BBC1, the limited series “The White Princess” the follow-up to 2013’s “The White Queen,” and the upcoming “Howard’s End,” a 4-part TV adaptation written by Academy Award® winner Kenneth Lonergan.
Bailey served most recently as Vice President of Original Programming, and oversaw the network’s original series “Magic City” as well as the Golden Globe®- nominated mini-series “The White Queen.” She also served as the network executive on Golden Globe and Emmy®-nominated limited series, “The Missing” as well as the STARZ Original Filmmaking Experiment “The Chair,” winner of the TCA award for best unscripted series and the DGA award for best directing.
Bailey joined STARZ in 2006 as a feature producer, overseeing development, production and post-production for the company’s studio slate of television movies and mini-series for external networks, including SyFy, Lifetime and IFC. Bailey also served as Executive Producer on a number of projects for Starz’s home entertainment division, Anchor Bay films.
In 2007 she was promoted to Vice President of Production, and transitioned into overseeing physical production for the company’s newly launched original programming department. Bailey spent the next few years building the internal production department and focusing on the networks new slate of original series, including “Party Down,” “Crash,” “Boss” and “Spartacus.” During her tenure in this position, the company increased its efforts to expand production into the global community, resulting in successful partnerships with production entities in New Zealand, Canada and United Kingdom.