Ajewole, who will report back to FX chairman John Landgraf, will head FX and FX Productions’ range and inclusion efforts, to “assist guarantee they’re mirrored in all facets of its tradition, artistic relationships and content material, working carefully with expertise to help their targets.” He may also work carefully with Disney Basic Leisure Content material’s range and inclusion crew on its company initiatives.
“I’m honored to take this new function and excited to work with John Landgraf, Eric Schrier and the remainder of my colleagues to assist FX construct on its custom of empowering numerous artistic voices and championing content material that celebrates understanding and inclusion,” mentioned Ajewole. “All through my profession, I’ve remained dedicated to inclusion as a result of it’s enormously rewarding from a creative, enterprise and cultural stage. FX has been a pacesetter and a mannequin for change in our trade and I’m thrilled to assist us construct upon that legacy.”
Ajewole first joined FX in 2016 as VP of enterprise affairs, shepherding deal-making throughout scripted, animated and unscripted tasks and forming partnerships throughout varied FX and Walt Disney Tv divisions. He was beforehand VP of enterprise and authorized affairs at Fox 21 Tv Studios, and first got here to Fox in 2013 as director of enterprise and authorized affairs for Fox Sports activities. A Columbia College legislation faculty graduate, Ajewole has additionally beforehand labored in enterprise affairs at ABC Tv Group ABC Studios, Comcast Leisure Group and Weil, Gotshal and Manges. He’s additionally a founding member of the LA chapter of twenty first Century Fox Black Worker Community Group (NOIR), Walt Disney Tv’s Black Enterprise Employment Useful resource Group (NOIR LA) and Fox Networks Group’s Professional-Bono Counsel.
“I can’t consider a greater particular person than Shola to take this new function as we attempt to be extra inclusive and proceed to develop programming that’s extra reflective of our world,” mentioned Landgraf. “We’ve had the good fortune of working carefully with Shola on the authorized aspect of our authentic programming, and it turned very clear to me and everybody on our crew that he was an ideal match for this place. He understands our model, has nice artistic instincts and is keen about this chance to assist us enhance and diversify the FX model and tradition.”