The producers behind one of the shows that dominated the recent Primetime Emmy Awards have signed a new exclusive overall television production deal with FX Productions.
Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, along with their production company Color Force, signed the pact, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions.
Jacobson and Simpson were behind FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” which was nominated for 22 Emmys and won nine — including Outstanding Limited Series, Lead Actress (Sarah Paulson), Lead Actor (Courtney B. Vance), Supporting Actor (Sterling K. Brown) and Writing (D.V. DeVincentis.)
“Jacobson, Simpson and Color Force will draw on relationships with writer-producers and pursue literary properties for all TV services and platforms,” FX Productions said in today’s announcement. “Jacobson, Simpson and Color Force originally signed their first television production [deal] with FXP in the fall of 2012, a ‘first look’ deal. This new agreement extends the pact to an overall deal exclusive to FXP. The agreement does not include their film projects.”
In a statement, Schrier and Grad said: “For the past four years, we have had the honor of working with Nina and Brad and we’re grateful that they will continue to call FX Productions their home for television. Nina and Brad are two of the most accomplished producers in the business and their Emmy Award-winning limited series ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ speaks volumes about their extraordinary talents. We‘re looking forward to working on many more great projects with them.”
Jacobson and Simpson added: “John Landgraf and his team at FX have the taste, talent and conviction to inspire the creators who work with them. Their unwavering support and encouragement made ‘The People V OJ Simpson: American Crime Story’ one of the most creatively gratifying experiences of our careers. We are proud to be partners with the most innovative people in the business and thrilled to call FX our home.”