Matt Nix Inks Overall Deal at Fox TV Studios and 20th TV
Matt Nix is staying put in the Fox family.
The Burn Notice creator has inked a new pact with Fox TV Studios, where he's been based since 2008, and has signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV for broadcast and cable, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The two-year deal was announced jointly by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, 20th Century Fox TV chairmen and CEOs, and David Madden, Fox TV Studios president.
Nix was the creator and executive producer of Burn Notice, which ran for seven seasons on USA Network, and next has USA's Complications starring Jason O'Mara, which he created, and FX's The Comedians with Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, which he co-created. Additionally, Nix created and executive produced the Burn Notice TV movie The Fall of Sam Axe starring Bruce Campbell and the 2010 Fox series The Good Guys. Currently Nix has several projects in development, including one set up at HBO.
Nix, who has several films in development, began his career as a feature writer on Warner Bros., Columbia, Paramount and Universal movies. He also wrote and directed numerous short films for Syfy, FX Movies Channel and PBS.
“Matt is that rare find in television: a gifted creator, writer, showrunner, producer and director, as well as a genuinely good person. Burn Notice is not only the most commercially successful show in FTVS’ history, it’s also a show that upended the spy genre and unleashed Matt’s signature blend of snarky humor, dizzying action and truly lovable characters. Dana and Gary have been enormously supportive of Matt all along and are eager to help him expand into the broadcast arena and other interesting platforms," said Madden. "Quite simply, Matt Nix is the reason you get into this business; all of us at Fox are honored to call him our partner and our friend.”
Nix is repped by WME, Fuse Management and attorney David Cohen.