The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) announced that FX Networks CEO John Landgraf will be named the Television Showman of the Year at the 53rd Annual Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 26.
Landgraf oversees all aspects of entertainment and business operations for FX Networks, including FX, FXM, FXX, FX Productions (FXP) and the digital video-on-demand platform, FXNOW. He joined FX as president of entertainment in January 2004 and was elevated to the position of president and general manager of FX Networks in May 2005. He was named CEO in June 2013.
“Landgraf is being recognized for his keen understanding of the impact and value that publicity and promotion have on the success of television programs,” said awards committee chairman Henri Bollinger. “Under his leadership the networks have become major players on the television entertainment landscape across a broad range of programming.”
“Under John Landgraf’s leadership, the FX Networks have provided some of the most critically acclaimed shows on television today,” said ICG president Steven Poster, ASC. “We are delighted that he is joining the illustrious canon of past recipients of this award.”