Michelle Ashford Signs Overall Deal with FX Productions
Michelle Ashford has signed an exclusive overall production deal with FX Productions, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. Under the deal, Ashford will develop television series for FX Networks and other outlets."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," Grad said. "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 on MASTERS OF SEX and currently serves as co-executive producer and writer on the TV mini-series Lewis and Clark. She also wrote for the mini-series The Pacific and John Adams. She was nominated for an Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special for The Pacific. 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. Ashford is represented by CAA and attorney Michael Gendler. ABOUT FX PRODUCTIONS FX Productions (FXP) produces FX's acclaimed and award-winning comedy series Baskets, BETTER THINGS and Atlanta; the drama series Snowfall; the upcoming limited series Trust; and the FXX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, and You're the Worst. FXP co-produces the drama series The Americans, TABOO and Legion; the limited series FARGO and AMERICAN CRIME Story, and the upcoming untitled Marvel's Deadpool animated comedy series. In 2017, FX Networks series produced or co-produced by FXP received 32 Emmy(R) Award nominations, after having won 16 Emmys the previous year, including Outstanding Limited Series (The People v. O.J. Simpson: AMERICAN CRIME Story) and Outstanding Animated Program (Archer).