Louis C.K. tells the New York Times about his unique and creatively successful relationship with the FX Network. Of particular interest is his negotiations for doing the pilot, and what that revealed about the FX network’s unique approach to creative types.
Pair that with his recent comedy special sold direct to the fans and you have a textbook case of creative control paired with financial success.
By the way, he not only stars in Louis, he writes, directs, and EDITS it (on Final Cut Pro).
He is the “showrunner” and more.
Here’s a guy who has a vision and is loyal to it– a prescription for success.
Interestingly, he had less luck (and control) with his prior series, “Lucky Louis”, on HBO of all places.
I recommend both series.