Mitch Wright is a national award-winning television and film producer with more than 19 years of experience in documentary films, scripted and unscripted TV series, and nearly 28 years of experience in live events and televised productions for multimillion-dollar broadcast companies.
A three-time Emmy Award and two-time Peabody Award winner, Wright is most excited about the opportunities to create and produce memorable content and features for theatrical, broadcast and digital platforms at Focus on the Family.
He is currently directing development of future films and short documentaries for Focus on the Family that highlight the impact of the ministry and the importance of family, marriage and a Christ-centered response to social issues.
A respected leader of creative teams, multimedia and content development departments, Wright began working for ESPN Productions in 1999, on what would become ESPN Classic. He was then one of twelve individuals who would launch ESPN Original Entertainment.
In his 13 years at ESPN, Wright had the privilege of working with notable directors such as Peter Berg, Ron Shelton, Spike Lee and Peter Bogdanovich, and served as the senior producer on the critically acclaimed “Thirty for Thirty” documentary film series. Prior to ESPN, he was on staff at New Dominion Pictures, which produced “The New Detectives,” the then highest-rated show on the Discovery Channel.
Wright and his wife, Julianne, have been married since 1996 and have two wonderful children. They enjoy hiking, skiing and being outdoors, and are die-hard Chicago Cubs fans.