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Next Gen 2012: Hollywood's Fastest-Rising Stars

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    Jessica Chou
    Kate Lambert
    FX, VP Original Programming, Drama and Comedy Development

    In addition to being the primary development exec on such critically acclaimed efforts as Archer and Wilfred, the married, New Jersey-born USC grad, 33, is hands-on with upcoming efforts The Americans (with Keri Russell) and Legit as well as The League and Justified.

    INDUSTRY MENTOR: FX’s John Landgraf, Nick Grad and Eric Schrier. They gave me a home to be myself and really grow as an executive.

    BIG BREAK: Walking in the door at FX. I started as an assistant to Matt Cherniss.

    BEST ADVICE: After years as an assistant, Landgraf sat me down and said, “Kate, if there’s anything else in this life that you can do, you should do it.” I was like, “Yeah, dude, I’ve been an assistant for seven years [beginning her career at CAA]. Unfortunately, I f—ing love this.” It was good advice because you have to love it.

    TURNING POINT: When I was in fifth grade, I had to do a report where students had to pick a show on the fall schedule that they thought would survive and then defend it. For whatever reason, I picked The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

    MOVIE FIX: A martial arts flick from the 1970s called Master of the Flying Guillotine.

    LUNCH SPOT: Father’s Office.

    WHEN I’M NOT WORKING I’M: At the beach.

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