FX is making a number of moves in its executve ranks, with a restructuring under way for its originals team, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. The moves follow Disney’s acquisition in March of FX parent 21st Century Fox.
“Eric Schrier, most recently the president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, will take on the newly created position of president of FX Entertainment,” THR reports. “In the role, he’ll report directly to chairman John Landgraf and will oversee all original entertainment under the FX brand, including FX Productions, business affairs, production, finance and creative. It marks a major promotion for the FX vet of nearly two decades, who’s risen swiftly on the strength of his business savvy and willingness to adopt new models — be it in home entertainment, merchandising or international licensing — in the rapidly changing television landscape.”
THR adds: “With the move, Nick Grad, who previously held the same title as Schrier, will now report to him as FX Entertainment’s president of original programming. In the job, for which he signed a new deal, he’ll continue to head up scripted content, as well as add oversight of the documentary programming group headed by executive vp current series and FXP Jonathan Frank.”
Additionally, Gina Balian, executive VP of series development, has also been named president of original programming for FX Entertainment alongside Grad.