How Risk-Taking Catapulted FX’s John Landgraf to TV Executive of the Year

New series Atlanta, O.J. pay off

He's spent 11 years overseeing FX, FXM and now FXX, but John Landgraf says he often feels more like a professional gambler than a TV exec. "FX doesn't make television," he says, explaining that neither he nor his team is involved in writing, directing, producing or acting. "We make bets on people who do that, and what we've tried to do is make aggressive, brave bets on ambitious people. And creative ambition and risk almost always go together."

@jasonlynch jason.lynch@adweek.com Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.
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