John Landgraf
Michael Becker/FX
United States
2018

FX

John
Landgraf

CEO

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 CEO John Landgraf Anticipates Brand's Future Role as Part of Disney

FX CEO John Landgraf Anticipates Brand's Future Role as Part of Disney

FX's role in a Walt Disney Co. enlarged by the acquisition of 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets is beginning to come into focus, according to John Landgraf.Speaking of Disney's stated ambition to launch a two new streaming services — one family oriented, one adult-oriented — by the end of next year, the FX CEO said at Variety's Entertainment and Technology Summit in Beverly Hills on Thursday that "FX is going to have to be able to figure out a way...

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