Eric Schrier is President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, oversees all original programming for FX, FXX and FXM, and is head of business and entertainment operations for FX Productions.
Most recently, Schrier held the positions of Executive Vice President, FX Productions and Head of Series Development for FX. Schrier joined FX in September of 1999 as an assistant to then President of Entertainment, Kevin Reilly, and has been on the fast track ever since. In June of 2001, he was promoted to Manager of Current Series, and a year later became Director of Current Series. He was elevated to Vice President of Current Series and Alternative Programming in March of 2004, and by December of 2005, he was named Senior Vice President FX Original Programming.
As Head of Series Development, Schrier developed the critically-acclaimed series The Americans, American Horror Story, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, Terriers, Archer, Louie, The League, Wilfred and The Bridge. In his current position, he has overseen the development of Tyrant and The Strain as well as comedy series You’re The Worst and Married. Schrier also played an integral role in the growth of FX Productions, managing day-to-day operations for the studio. In addition to managing the studio’s interest in foreign sales, home entertainment, syndication, and new media opportunities, he initiated product merchandise for all FX original series under the FX Productions banner. He was a key player in the inception and launch of FX Canada, the joint venture network of FX Networks and Rogers Media.
During his tenure as head of current series from 2001-2008, Schrier had day-to-day oversight of all of FX’s original series, including the Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning dramas The Shield, Nip/Tuck and Damages, and the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated drama Rescue Me, as well as It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and 30 Days. In 2004, Schrier took over the development of FX’s alternative programming where he developed FX’s most successful unscripted series ever, Morgan Spurlock’s 30 Days, as well as the network’s Black.White. Schrier began his career as an assistant at CAA and then Brillstein-Grey Entertainment before landing at FX. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, where he currently teaches a graduate-level course on the worldwide business of television.