Nora Ryan is Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff at EPIX, directing creative, communications and planning for the multi-platform premium network, a joint venture of Viacom and Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate and MGM Studios. A member of the team which launched the network in October 2009, she has helped build the brand on television and across all emerging platforms, as EPIX has pioneered the development of TV Everywhere with thousands of movies and original programs available on tablets, game consoles and other connected devices.
She brings deep experience launching television channels and building brands across digital platforms. As Founding President and CEO of Sundance Channel, she negotiated the joint venture, wrote the business plan and launched the network. She was also GM of Much Music USA/Fuse and GM of VOOM HD Networks. She has run business development for both AMC Networks and Showtime Networks and was head of marketing at Showtime, where she expanded the subscriber base 65%, doubling share in the maturing pay TV market. Nora has an MBA in marketing and finance from Columbia University. She is a board member of A Blue Egg Corporation and a member of CTAM, where she has served on the board and co-chaired its New Revenue Committee.