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FX Networks Names New Exec VPs for Limited Series, Series Development and Current Series

Oct 23, 2015  •  Post A Comment

FX Networks announced a number of moves today among its top programming executives. The company promoted three veteran programming execs, Gina Balian, Nicole Clemens and Jonathan Frank, to executive VP.

Announcing the moves were Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, to whom they will continue to report.

Balian will serve as Executive Vice President of Limited Series; Clemens is Executive Vice President of Series Development; and Frank is now Executive Vice President of Current Series.

In the announcement, Grad and Schrier said: “In expanding to a record 20 series, we have managed to field the strongest program lineup in FX Networks’ history and a great deal of the credit goes to Gina, Nicole and Jonathan. They are, without question, three of the best executives in the business. Their unwavering support of our talent fosters a fearless creative environment that allows artists to create their best work.”

The announcement adds:

“As Executive Vice President of Limited Series for FX Networks, Balian will continue to oversee the strategic development and production of original limited series. As Senior Vice President of Limited Series, she developed FX Networks’ first limited series, Fargo, which was inspired by the iconic film and won three Emmy® awards, including Outstanding Miniseries, and two Golden Globe® awards, including Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. She developed the new limited series American Crime Story, whose first installment, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, from Executive Producers Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, and stars John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, Courteny B. Vance and David Schwimmer. Balian is currently overseeing the development of FX’s first co-production with the BBC, Taboo, a 19th Century period drama starring Tom Hardy and from award-winning producer Ridley Scott, Tom Hardy and Chips Hardy, as well as Legion from Noah Hawley (Fargo), which marks FX’s first co-production with Marvel Television.  She also oversaw the limited series Wayward Pines, which was produced by FX Productions for Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX).

“As Executive Vice President of Series Development for FX Networks, Clemens will continue to oversee the strategic development of new drama and comedy series. As Senior Vice President of Series Development, Clemens developed the dramas The Strain, Tyrant and the new drama series The Bastard Executioner from Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, as well as the comedies You’re the Worst, Man Seeking Woman, Married and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Clemens oversaw the development of the upcoming comedy series Baskets, starring Zach Galifianakis, Better Things, co-created by and starring Pamela Adlon, and Atlanta, created by and starring Donald Glover. Clemens is also currently overseeing the drama pilot for Snowfall from John Singleton.

“As Executive Vice President of Current Series for FX Networks, Frank oversees all facets of day-to-day production for the entire slate of FX Networks’ original programming, including the dramas The Bastard Executioner, The Americans, Tyrant  and The Strain and the anthology series American Horror Story. In addition, he supervises the production of the FX Networks’ comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, Louie, The League, Married, You’re the Worst, Man Seeking Woman, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and Baskets, as well as the upcoming Better Things and Atlanta. Frank is also is the day-to-day executive overseeing the untitled Tig Notaro pilot produced by FX Productions for Amazon.”

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