FX Networks Promotes Current Series Executives Colette Wilson and Barbara Crawford and Development's Kevin Wandell
Colette Wilson Named SVP, Current Series
Barbara Crawford Named VP, Current Series
Kevin Wandell Named VP, Development
LOS ANGELES - June 28, 2017 - FX Networks has promoted three key executives on its development and current series teams responsible for all original scripted programming across its suite of networks, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions.
"Colette, Barbara and Kevin have been integral to the growth and success of FX Networks' slate of original programs and we are happy that they will be playing an even greater role going forward," said Grad and Schrier. "The extraordinary success of the series they develop and oversee, including last year's most acclaimed drama series and comedy series, is a testament to their creative instincts, tireless effort and commitment to the 'Fearless' storytelling that is the hallmark of FX Networks."
Colette Wilson has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Current Series, for FX Networks. Wilson joined FX in 2004 as John Landgraf's assistant, having previously worked with him at both Jersey TV and NBC. She was promoted to Manager, Current Series in 2005, working on such series as The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Riches and Over There. She was promoted to Director, Current Series in 2008, helping to oversee Sons of Anarchy and Louie. In 2011, Wilson was promoted to Vice President, Current Series, during which she worked on series including American Horror Story, The Americans, Tyrant, The Bastard Executioner and, more recently, FEUD: Bette and Joan and pilot production for Mayans MC. Wilson will continue to report to Jonathan Frank, EVP, FX Current Series and FX Productions.
Barbara Crawford has been promoted to Vice President, Current Series, for FX Networks. Crawford joined FX in 2005 as John Landgraf's assistant. She was promoted to Manager, Current Series in 2011, during which she worked on series including Justified, Wilfred, The Bridge, The League, Legit, Chozen and Totally Biased with Kamau Bell. Crawford was promoted to Director, Current Series in 2014, during which she worked on Baskets, You're the Worst, Man Seeking Woman and, more recently, Snowfall. Prior to joining FX, Crawford worked as an assistant at Warner Bros Television, Current Programming. Crawford will continue to report to Jonathan Frank, EVP, FX Current Series and FX Productions.
Kevin Wandell has been promoted to Vice President, Development for FX Networks. Wandell joined FX as Manager, Development in 2011, helping to develop series including The Americans, Married, Tyrant and The Strain. He was promoted to Director, Development in 2014, during which he worked on The Comedians, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Man Seeking Woman, Better Things, Atlanta, Baskets and, more recently, Snowfall. He is currently working on Singularity and Ryan Murphy's new pilot Pose. Wandell was named to The Hollywood Reporter's Next Gen Class of 2016. Prior to joining FX, Mr. Wandell worked at HBO where he was involved in the development and production of drama series such as Game of Thrones, Luck and In Treatment. Wandell will continue to report to Gina Balian, EVP of Series Development for FX Networks and FX Productions.
ABOUT FX NETWORKS
FX Networks, a business unit of 21st Century Fox, is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM and the video on-demand app FXNOW. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 90 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including The Americans, The Strain, Taboo, Legion and Snowfall; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD: Bette and Joan and the upcoming Trust; and acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Baskets, Better Things and Atlanta. In 2016, FX received a basic cable record 56 Emmy(R) Award nominations and a basic cable record 18 wins, including 9 for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in 85 million homes. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the Emmy(R) Award winning comedy series Archer, You're the Worst and the upcoming untitled Marvel's Deadpool animated comedy series. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in 55 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), and contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films in the evening, as well as short-form award-winning original programming.