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For 'The Americans' showrunners, collaboration is key

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When executive producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields first met and started working on the FX series The Americans, they were shocked at the similarities in their working styles and creative vision. They have quite different backgrounds -- Weisberg worked for the CIA and Fields is a playwright who wrote dozens of TV movies. They say the success of the show comes from their ability to be open to ideas, both from each other, and the actors, directors, casting pros, wardrobe designers, location scouts and even Russian consultants who work on The Americans

Photo: (L-R) Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields. (Jeffrey Neira/FX)

Credits

Host:
Michael Schneider

Producer:
Kaitlin Parker