FX Productions Reaches Production Deal With ‘Atlanta’ Producer Paul Simms

FX Productions has signed Atlanta executive producer Paul Simms to an exclusive television production deal, the network announced Wednesday (July 12).

As part of the exclusive deal, Simms – who will continue to work on Atlanta – will develop, write and produce television projects exclusively for FX Productions. 

Simms has also written for The Larry Sanders Show, Flight of the Conchords, Girls, and NewsRadio, which he created.  

“We’ve had a great experience working with Paul on Atlanta,” said Nick Grad, co-president of original programming for FX and FX Productions in a statement. “Paul has a track record of success and we look forward to him developing new projects for FXP.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.