Eric Schrier is President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, overseeing all original programming for FX, FXX and FXM, and is head of business and entertainment operations for FX Productions.
Schrier joined FX in 2000 as an assistant to then President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly, and has been on the fast track ever since. Since being named President of Original Programming in June 2013, Schrier has developed the Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning anthology limited series Fargo and American Horror Story, the drama series The Strain, Tyrant and The Bastard Executioner, and the comedy series You’re the Worst, Married, Man Seeking Woman and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Most recently, he developed the limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and the comedy series Baskets, and is developing the upcoming drama series Taboo and the comedy series Atlanta and Better Things.
Prior to that, Schrier served as Executive Vice President, FX Productions, and Head of Series Development, during which he developed the critically-acclaimed drama series
The Americans and The Bridge. In June 2008 he was named Senior Vice President, Series Development, FX Networks, and Executive Vice President, FX Productions, and was instrumental in developing the Emmy® winning Justified, the drama series Sons of Anarchy and Terriers, as well as overseeing FX’s growth in comedy with the Emmy® winning Louie, and the comedies Archer and The League.
Schrier helped develop the Golden Globe® winning drama series Damages and the comedy Wilfred after being named Senior Vice President, Original Programming in December 2005. Prior to that, as Vice President, Current Programming and Alternative Development, he developed the acclaimed comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and 30 Days.
In July of 2001, he was promoted to Manager of Current Series, and a year later became Director of Current Series. During this period, he helped develop the Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning dramas The Shield and Nip/Tuck and the Emmy® winning drama Rescue Me.
Schrier also played an integral role in the growth of FX Productions, managing day-to-day operations for the studio since its formation. In addition to managing the studio’s interest in foreign sales, home entertainment, syndication and new media opportunities, he initiated product merchandise for all FX original series under the FX Productions banner. He was a key player in the inception and launch of FX Canada, the joint venture network of FX Networks and Rogers Media.
Schrier began his career as an assistant at CAA and then Brillstein-Grey Entertainment before landing at FX. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, where he currently teaches a graduate-level course on the worldwide business of television.