Matt Nix Signs Broadcast Direct Deal with FOX Entertainment
Creator, Writer and Producer Joins Company’s Expanding Roster of Talent to Develop and Executive Produce Live-Action Series to Air on FOX
Acclaimed series creator, writer, and producer Matt Nix (Burn Notice, The Gifted and upcoming series True Lies) has signed a broadcast direct deal with FOX Entertainment, it was announced today by Michael Thorn, President of Scripted Programming, FOX Entertainment.
As part of the agreement, Nix will develop and executive produce multiple projects for FOX Entertainment that will be wholly owned by FOX and produced by its in-house unit, FOX Entertainment Studios. Nix created FOX’s drama The Gifted, set in Marvel’s X-Men universe, which aired on for two seasons from 2017 to 2019.
“Matt’s is a longtime partner and good friend who has a natural ability to create unique and bold character-driven series that seamlessly weave together riveting action, incisive wit and heart,” said Thorn. “Working with Matt is a thrill, and we’re excited to reunite with him at FOX.”
“I’m excited to be working with FOX again and thrilled to be reunited with Michael Thorn and his amazing team,” said Nix. “They’re redefining what it means to be a broadcast network, and it’s great to be a part of that.”
Nix is best known as the creator, writer and executive producer of the USA Network hit series Burn Notice, which ran from 2007 to 2014, spending several of those years as the highest-rated show on basic cable. He created and showran The Good Guys for FOX, created and showran Complications for USA, co-created and co-showran The Comedians for FX, developed and co-showran APB for FOX, created and showran the Marvel/X-men show The Gifted for FOX, and created and showran Turner & Hooch for Disney+. Nix additionally created the television adaptation of James Cameron’s True Lies for CBS, which recently completed production on its first season and will premiere on March 1. Nix graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science and started off writing and directing several award-winning short films, which led to a career writing feature film scripts.
Nix is represented by WME and attorney David Colden.
This week, FOX Entertainment unveiled a direct deal with Emmy and Grammy Award-winning producer, director, actor and recording artist Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Power, For Life). Last year, the company and Academy Award winning filmmaker Rodney Rothman (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and Adam Rosenberg entered into an agreement to develop animated programming. Also last year, FOX signed broadcast direct deals with producers Carol Mendelsohn (CSI) and Julie Weitz, and writer/producer/director McG (Supernatural, Lethal Weapon, We Are Marshall). FOX’s upcoming animated comedy, Krapopolis, from Emmy Award-winning creator Dan Harmon, is an outgrowth of his broadcast direct deal that was announced in 2020.
About FOX Entertainment
With a legacy spanning more than 35 years, FOX Entertainment is one of the world’s most recognizable media brands and a prolific content producer across its iconic broadcast network and both owned and third-party streaming platforms. Known for its independent, innovative spirit and provocative, groundbreaking storytelling, the company was reinvented in 2019 with the formation of FOX Entertainment. While maintaining its leadership in broadcast television (9-1-1, The Simpsons, The Cleaning Lady, Hell’s Kitchen, LEGO Masters), the company is actively building a portfolio of businesses and library of owned original content. To date, FOX Entertainment’s long-term growth strategy has included the acquisitions of award-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers, The Great North, Krapopolis, Grimsburg), entertainment platform TMZ, and global production studio MarVista Entertainment (The Way Home), as well as the formation of the culinary and lifestyle content venture Studio Ramsay Global (Next Level Chef, Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars) in partnership with Gordon Ramsay. The company also established its in-house unscripted studio FOX Alternative Entertainment (The Masked Singer, I Can See Your Voice, Name That Tune), FOX Entertainment Studios (Animal Control) to develop scripted content and worldwide content sales unit FOX Entertainment Global.
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