FX Networks chairman John Landgraf pointed out that 44% of FX writers are now white men and 56% are women and people of color, while 48% of directors are white men. “I think the key to this whole diversity effort that we’ve been now working on for awhile is really you have to care about it,” he said at the TV press tour. “It has to be a priority. You actually have to value the idea. You have to pay attention to whether the person you’re hiring is a woman or a man. We’re looking for the best programming we can find, but we’re also explicitly trying to make deals with and grow female and diverse creators." Landgraf added: "I would just say those brands that remain a focused beacon of quality — HBO, credit to them, is managing to do that — and you see our reels, they become not more generic over time but less generic over time, much much more focused and specific as we’re trying to signal to the audience we’re trying to help you cut down the morass."