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How ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Producers Made the Switch from Film to Anthology TV

1 August 2016 3:33 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Movie producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are pinching themselves. They know that you don’t usually jump into television for the first time and emerge with 22 Emmy nominations. Not to mention an ongoing anthology series—they’re developing more seasons of “American Crime Story” on FX.

What did they do right? Well, for one thing they didn’t know the rules—which made the ten-part “People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” series impossibly tough to execute in 110 days. They had the sense to make a television deal with FX, optioned New Yorker scribe Jeffrey Toobin’s 1996 non-fiction book, “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” hired A-list screenwriters Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander (“The People vs. Larry Flynt”) as lead writers,  and eventually partnered with television veteran Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story”) who taught them what they needed to know.

 

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How ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Producers Made the Switch from Film to Anthology TV

1 August 2016 3:33 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Movie producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are pinching themselves. They know that you don’t usually jump into television for the first time and emerge with 22 Emmy nominations. Not to mention an ongoing anthology series—they’re developing more seasons of “American Crime Story” on FX.

What did they do right? Well, for one thing they didn’t know the rules—which made the ten-part “People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” series impossibly tough to execute in 110 days. They had the sense to make a television deal with FX, optioned New Yorker scribe Jeffrey Toobin’s 1996 non-fiction book, “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” hired A-list screenwriters Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander (“The People vs. Larry Flynt”) as lead writers,  and eventually partnered with television veteran Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story”) who taught them what they needed to know.

 

When I arrived at »

- Anne Thompson

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