Years in Cable: 13
Education: BA, Anthropology, Pitzer College in Claremont, CA
Landgraf is continually expanding the reach and influence of FX Networks, its three linear channels—FX, FXX and FXM—and its digital nonlinear platform FXNOW. The commercial and critical success of the award winning “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” was a highlight of Landgraf’s year, but it was just a start. As FXX’s ratings kept rising in 2016, the flagship FX solidified its position among the top four cable networks. And now, with new shows like “Feud: Joan and Bette,” “Legion,” “Atlanta” and “Taboo” pushing boundaries and challenging expectations, he’s building on the momentum that began with long-running series “The Americans,” “Archer” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Landgraf made the FXNOW app a true complement to the linear networks, and all of FX Networks’ original series have grown their audiences season-to-season on FXNOW by double or triple digits.
What inspires you most about this industry? Many of the incredibly brilliant artists and executives who work in it.
The biggest innovation in cable over the last year? Braided tungsten steel?
The best thing about fast broadband is… Now a faster Internet can be even a more efficient vehicle for a giant company worth $585B to make it convenient (through their search and linking engine) for professional criminals to steal Billions of dollars in revenue from hard working creative people (like independent film makers).
Three years from now, what do you hope has been invented? Contact lenses, which function as an infallible bullshit detector.
What are the top three qualities you look for in a hire? Honesty. Hard work. Intelligence.
What product or service could you not live without? I could not live without good, fact-based journalism.
Last show I watched not on my networks: Currently watching “The Legend of Korra” (Nickelodeon.) Also loved the prequel, “The Last Airbender.”
New favorite binge: Gotta go with Rice Chips and Salsa.