John Landgraf
Michael Becker/FX
United States
2018

FX

John
Landgraf

Chairman

Landgraf solidified FX’s reputation as a basic-cable go-to destination for forward-thinking original series by giving showrunners creative freedom to do what they do best. Among the shows he has championed as head of the cabler are “Atlanta,” “Louie,” “The Americans” “Archer” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” as well as the hit anthology shows “American Horror Story” and “Fargo.” Landgraf — who will move with FX to the Walt Disney Co. when the conglom’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox closes — is well known for his cerebral, data-driven exchanges with reporters twice a year at the Television Critics Association press tour. His career breakthrough came in NBC programming under Warren Littlefield, and he later founded Jersey Television with Danny DeVito.

Career

  • Jersey Films & Television
  • Sarabande Productions
  • NBC Entertainment

Education

  • Claremont Consortium of Colleges (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Creative Leadership
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FX's John Landgraf: Netflix 'Isn't Telling You the Whole Story'

FX's John Landgraf: Netflix 'Isn't Telling You the Whole Story'

FX chief John Landgraf spent much of his on-stage prepared remarks at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour criticizing Netflix's reporting of its viewership.Netflix is "not telling you the whole story," he told reporters and critics at the Pasadena, Calif. event Monday morning. His assertion: The popular streaming service doesn't follow universally accepted TV viewership metrics, and is misrepresenting its success rate to the media.Case in point: Netflix's estimations of 40 million in household viewership for "You" and "Sex...

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