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FX promotes programming trio

US cable channel FX Networks has promoted Gina Balian, Nicole Clemens and Jonathan Frank to executive VP level. Balian has been named EVP of limited series, Clemens to EVP of series development and Frank to EVP of current series. All three will report to FX president of original programming Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, who […]

NBCU seeks to match rivals’ int’l revenues

NBCUniversal will seek to bring its domestic to international revenue split in line with rival US media giants 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company in the next decade. NBCU CEO and senior executive VP of parent Comcast Steve Burke said NBCU made around 20% of its revenues from the international market, which was […]

FX chief warns of viewer ‘malaise’

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION FESTIVAL: FX Networks boss John Landgraf has reaffirmed his view that the glut of scripted programming being produced could lead to a market crash as audiences reach a point of overkill. Langraf told delegates here in Edinburgh that he feared “television has become work for consumers” and that he was “sensing a […]

FX buys Straight Outta Compton

FX has snagged the rights to hit NWA movie Straight Outta Compton. The US cable net has picked up the movie, which chronicles the story of gangster rap group N.W.A. and has been a big box office hit in the US. The film grossed US$60.2 million in its first weekend in the US, the fifth […]

Archer moves to FXX, paired with Cassius and Clay

Fox Television Group is moving animated spy comedy Archer from FX to its younger cable sibling FXX. Archer’s latest season will debut on FXX next year, pair with new commission Cassius and Clay, which is to be produce in-house by FX Productions and Archer’s Adam Reed. The move for Archer comes after six seasons on […]

Minions movie latches on to FX

FX Networks in the US has acquired television premiere rights to Universal’s money-spinning animated movie Minions. Minions recently took the second-largest domestic opening ever for an animated film, and will now run on FX channels along with fellow box office toppers Ted 2 and Terminator Genysis. Comedy Minions, spun out of the Despicable Me franchise, […]

Sweeney joins Netflix board

Former Disney-ABC Television president Anne Sweeney has joined the board of streaming service Netflix. Sweeney was in charge of The Walt Disney Company’s television operations when it scored a major original production deal with Netflix in October 2013, and now joins the SVOD platform’s board. Sweeney exited Disney in January after 11 years running its […]

‘Landmark deal’ hands Hulu FX originals

US streaming service Hulu has scored a multiyear agreement for original productions from cable channel FX and its production sister. The deal hands Hulu upcoming FX Productions series such as comedies Man Seeking Woman and The Comedians, Denis Leary’s Sex&Drugs&Roll&Roll, Tomy Hardy BBC coproduction Taboo and Fox event show Wayward Pines (pictured) for SVOD distribution. […]

FX orders rap comedy pilot Atlanta

US cable net FX has ordered Atlanta, a pilot comedy about two cousins working their way up through the Atlanta rap scene. The show was created by Donald Glover – aka rapper Childish Gambino – one of the stars of US comedy series Community and a writer on NBC comedy 30 Rock. Glover has penned […]

FIC hires business affairs industry vet

Fox International Channels has hired Stuart Tenzer as senior VP, business and legal affairs. The former William Morris Endeavour Entertainment executive will handle 21st Century Fox-owned FIC’s global negotiations with major studios, alongside the division’s president and CEO, Hernan Lopez. He will also support FIC executive VP of scripted programming and original development Sharon Tal […]