FX Chief John Landgraf To Give Keynote Address At The Edinburgh TV Festival

John Landgraf
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EXCLUSIVE: John Landgraf, the chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions, is to give a keynote address at the virtual Edinburgh TV Festival next month.

Landgraf will sit down with the BBC’s director of creative diversity June Sarpong to detail how FX changed the demographics of its writing and directorial talent and scored success with shows, such as What We Do In The Shadows.

Landgraf is no stranger to the UK television business having partnered with the BBC on a number of big-ticket dramas in recent years, including A Christmas Carol in 2019 and Tom Hardy’s Taboo.

He was made chairman of the Disney-owned adult-focused basic cable network in 2018, having previously served as CEO. Landgraf joined FX as president of entertainment in January 2004.

The Edinburgh TV Festival takes place August 24-27 online. Other speakers include Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke and director Paul Feig, while historian David Olusoga will deliver the MacTaggart Lecture.

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