Ryan Murphy is the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning creator, writer, and director of FX’s Emmy-winning original miniseries American Horror Story, the Screen Actors Guild, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning FOX series smash hit Glee and FX’s Golden Globe Award-winning original drama series Nip/Tuck. His recent directorial project, the HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer’s award-winning play The Normal Heart, was nominated for a staggering 16 Emmy nominations, including a win for Outstanding Television Movie.
His series, Scream Queens, debuted on FOX in Fall 2015. Starring Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis and Lea Michele, the show explores a college campus that is rocked by a series of murders.
Murphy’s latest project is the FX series American Crime Story, which presents the murder trail of O.J. Simpson in its first season. He is the executive producer and director of the series.
In 2014, Murphy’s ground-breaking show American Horror Story: Asylum was nominated for 17 Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie. The third installment titled American Horror Story: Coven returned to FX in October 2013 to record breaking numbers. American Horror Story: Coven was nominated for an additional 17 nominations and received two Emmy wins for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Jessica Lange) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Kathy Bates). The fourth season, titled American Horror Story: Freak Show, received 19 Emmy nominations and 5 wins.
Murphy began his career as a journalist writing for publications such as The Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News and Entertainment Weekly. His screenwriting career began in the late 1990’s when Steven Spielberg purchased his romantic comedy Why Can’t I Be Audrey Hepburn? Murphy’s next effort was The WB’s Popular, an award-winning black comedy/satire which he created and produced with his fellow Nip/Tuck executive producers Greer Shephard and Michael M. Robin.
In 2003, Murphy’s Nip/Tuck premiered on the FX Network and became one of the network’s most popular and well-known series. Nip/Tuck was recognized as one of the American Film Institute’s 10 Best Television Shows of 2003 and 2004 and was the only first-year drama series in 2004 to earn a Golden Globe Award for Best Dramatic TV Series. In 2004 Murphy earned an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.
Murphy is currently in production on the final season of Glee, which won the 2011 and 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series Comedy/Musical, the Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (for Murphy) and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series. He is also currently in development on American Crime Story for FX.
In 2006 Murphy expanded to the big screen by writing, directing and producing his adaptation of the best-selling book Running with Scissors starring Annette Bening and Gwyneth Paltrow. Murphy also directed Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love, the critical and commercial hit based on an adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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