Emmy winner Michelle Ashford, who created and exec produced Showtime’s period drama Masters of Sex, has signed an overall deal with FX Productions to develop TV series for FX Networks and other outlets. It’s the second overall deal this week for the production house, which inked Atlanta writer-producer Stephen Glover on Wednesday.
“We admire Michelle’s ability to create great TV across so many different genres and know she will be a tremendous addition to the FX Networks creative team,” said Eric Schrier, who is Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions along with Nick Grad. “Her storytelling skills have made her one of the most in-demand writers and producers in the business, and we look forward to working together on new projects.”
Ashford created, executive produced and wrote for Masters of Sex and serves as co-EP and writer on the HBO miniseries Lewis and Clark. She also wrote for the premium cabler’s miniseries John Adams and The Pacific, earning an Emmy for the latter. Ashford is adapting Ben Macintyre’s Operation Mincemeat as a feature film, with John Madden attached to direct, and Brendan Koerner’s The Skies Belong to Us for New Regency.
She is repped by CAA and attorney Michael Gendler.