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News Corp. names John Landgraf CEO of FX Networks, FX Productions

News Corp. names John Landgraf CEO of FX Networks, FX Productions
John Landgraf has been named CEO of FX Networks and FX Productio (FX)

News Corp. has promoted John Landgraf to chief executive of its FX Networks and FX Productions unit.

The move comes before the launch of FXX, a sister cable channel to FX that will make its debut in September. FX also has a movie channel called FXM and a video-on-demand platform called FXNOW.

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Landgraf, who previously had been president and general manager of FX Networks, will now have a broader role in both running the networks and the production arm as well as its business operations.

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Since coming to FX in 2004 as head of entertainment, Landgraf has put on several successful shows including "Sons of Anarchy," "Justified," "American Horror Story" and most recently "The Americans."

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"John's integrity, creativity and leadership have made FX a home for fearless writers, actors and directors," said Peter Rice, chairman and chief executive officer of the Fox Networks Group.

Landgraf is expected to unveil a new management structure in the near future. The executives expected to play larger roles in running FX Networks are executive vice presidents Nick Grad, Eric Schrier and Chuck Saftler.

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