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FX Networks has promoted three of its veteran programmers.
Internal stars Gina Balian, Nicole Clemens and Jonathan Frank each have been upped to executive vp roles. Balian will serve as exec vp limited series; Clemens as exec vp series development and Frank as executive vp of current series. All three will continue reporting to original programming presidents Nick Grad and Eric Schrier.
“In expanding to a record 20 series, we have managed to field the strongest program line-up in FX Networks’ history and a great deal of the credit goes to Gina, Nicole and Jonathan,” Grad and Schrier said in a joint statement announcing the news Friday. “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.”
Balian, who moved over from HBO in 2012, has been key to such high profile FX projects as Fargo, Tom Hardy’s Taboo, Noah Hawley’s Marvel entry Legion and American Crime Story, which will launch early next year with its first installment The People v. O.J. Simpson. This spring, she also oversaw Fox’s Wayward Pines, which was produced through FX Productions.
For her part, Clemens, formerly a top agent at ICM Partners, has been key to FX and FXX’s growing series output. As senior vp series development, she had been integral to such shows as The Strain, Tyrant, The Bastard Executioner (from former ICM client Kurt Sutter), You’re the Worst and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. She also oversaw development on upcoming projects including Baskets, starring Zach Galifianakis; Atlanta, created by and starring Donald Glover; and John Singleton’s drama pilot, Snowfall.
Over in current, Frank oversees all facets of day-to-day production for the entire slate of FX Networks’ original programming, including The Americans, American Horror Story, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer and Louie. Frank is also the day-to-day executive overseeing the untitled Tig Notaro pilot produced by FX Productions for Amazon.
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