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December 12, 2007 | Matea Gold
FX has come a long way since "TV made fresh daily." That was the tagline the basic cable network used when it launched in 1994, largely as a purveyor of daytime programs. Since then, the network has gone through a few iterations, most recently emerging as an outlet known for dark dramas. Although FX has aggressively marketed marquee shows such as "The Shield" and "Nip/Tuck," it had done little to publicize its new identity until Tuesday, when the network unveiled a lavish new branding campaign.
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December 12, 2013 | By James Rocchi
Sipping a to-go herbal tea in the back of a hotel bar not far from the Fox studio lot in Century City, Sarah Paulson is blond, smiling and thoroughly modern. In the slavery-era drama "12 Years a Slave," her hair and her manner are darker in the role of Mistress Epps, wife of Michael Fassbender's demented slave owner Edwin Epps. It's a role that requires the actress to explore jealousy, sex and contempt - as well as feeling pain and doling some out. Paulson, who also stars on the FX network's "American Horror Story: Coven," couldn't be more delighted or honored.
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BUSINESS
December 29, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Fox's FX Network Announces Series Acquisitions: "Hart to Hart," "Mission Impossible," "Batman" and "Dynasty" are among the series that will appear on Fox Inc.'s new basic cable network. The FX network, which premieres June 1, will also offer "Fantasy Island," "Green Hornet" and "Grizzly Adams," in addition to seven hours a day of original programming.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2013 | By Joe Flint
News Corp.'s cable unit FX Networks has restructured its executive ranks in advance of the launch a new entertainment channel -- FXX -- and a corresponding increase in original programming production to service it. Under the new structure, three senior FX executives -- Nick Grad, Eric Schrier and Chuck Saftler -- have all been elevated. Grad and Schrier will share the title of president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, while Saftler becomes president of program strategy and chief operating officer of FX Networks.
BUSINESS
September 26, 2004
Anytime someone leaves a company, the first thing its security people should do is change all the passwords ("No-Contest Plea in FX Case," Sept. 21). The FX network should have changed the password to its conference calls. Steve Webster may have committed a crime, but the FX network certainly committed the crime of stupidity. Donna O'Connell Torrance
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2013 | By James Rocchi
Sipping a to-go herbal tea in the back of a hotel bar not far from the Fox studio lot in Century City, Sarah Paulson is blond, smiling and thoroughly modern. In the slavery-era drama "12 Years a Slave," her hair and her manner are darker in the role of Mistress Epps, wife of Michael Fassbender's demented slave owner Edwin Epps. It's a role that requires the actress to explore jealousy, sex and contempt - as well as feeling pain and doling some out. Paulson, who also stars on the FX network's "American Horror Story: Coven," couldn't be more delighted or honored.
NEWS
March 26, 2010
College basketball: In Tuesday's Sports section, a photo accompanying a College Basketball Notes item on the injury of Michigan State basketball star Kalin Lucas was not of Lucas, as stated in the caption, but of his teammate Durrell Summers. Walton Goggins: The photo that accompanied an article about actor Walton Goggins in Tuesday's Calendar section was credited to the FX network. It should have been credited to Robert Zuckerman. If you believe that we have made an error, or you have questions about The Times' journalistic standards and practices, you may contact Deirdre Edgar, readers' representative, by e-mail at readers.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2012 | By Meg James
Kevin Reilly now is officially the top programmer at Fox. The network said Monday that Reilly has been promoted to chairman of entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Co., overseeing all programming, scheduling, marketing, research and business affairs for the News Corp.-owned network. Reilly's elevation has been expected since last month when his boss Peter Rice's portfolio was dramatically expanded. “Kevin is a uniquely gifted executive with the strong strategic vision and creative instincts to ensure that FOX continues to drive the future of our industry,” Rice said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2013 | By Joe Flint
CBS and News Corp. apparently aren't worried about cord cutters. Both companies are making investments in pay-television channels at a time when the very business model on which the industry is built faces challenges from changing consumer habits and legal battles. This week, CBS agreed to plunk down $100 million for half of the TV Guide Network and News Corp. announced it was creating FXX, a sister channel to its FX network. FXX is the second major cable initiative News Corp. has in the works: The company also is building a national sports network called Fox Sports 1 that will debut later this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1999 | SHAUNA SNOW
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Praemium Imperiales: American sculptor Louise Bourgeois, German painter Anselm Kiefer, German choreographer-director Pina Bausch, Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson and Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki are this year's recipients of the Praemium Imperiale Awards for outstanding achievement in the arts. The awards, to be presented Oct. 28 in Tokyo by the Japan Art Assn., include cash prizes of about $120,000 each. * Harold Can't Dance?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2013 | By Joe Flint
CBS and News Corp. apparently aren't worried about cord cutters. Both companies are making investments in pay-television channels at a time when the very business model on which the industry is built faces challenges from changing consumer habits and legal battles. This week, CBS agreed to plunk down $100 million for half of the TV Guide Network and News Corp. announced it was creating FXX, a sister channel to its FX network. FXX is the second major cable initiative News Corp. has in the works: The company also is building a national sports network called Fox Sports 1 that will debut later this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2012 | By Meg James
Kevin Reilly now is officially the top programmer at Fox. The network said Monday that Reilly has been promoted to chairman of entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Co., overseeing all programming, scheduling, marketing, research and business affairs for the News Corp.-owned network. Reilly's elevation has been expected since last month when his boss Peter Rice's portfolio was dramatically expanded. “Kevin is a uniquely gifted executive with the strong strategic vision and creative instincts to ensure that FOX continues to drive the future of our industry,” Rice said in a statement.
BUSINESS
October 29, 2011 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
With three days to go before their current agreement expires, DirecTV and News Corp. are still far apart on a deal to keep more than 25 networks on the satellite broadcaster's programming service. Among the News Corp.-owned channels DirecTV is prepared to drop Tuesday are the popular FX network and 19 regional sports channels, including Prime Ticket and Fox Sports West in Los Angeles. Not part of the dispute are Fox's broadcast television stations and Fox News. DirecTV said News Corp.'s Fox Cable unit was demanding a 40% fee increase to keep carrying the channels.
NEWS
March 26, 2010
College basketball: In Tuesday's Sports section, a photo accompanying a College Basketball Notes item on the injury of Michigan State basketball star Kalin Lucas was not of Lucas, as stated in the caption, but of his teammate Durrell Summers. Walton Goggins: The photo that accompanied an article about actor Walton Goggins in Tuesday's Calendar section was credited to the FX network. It should have been credited to Robert Zuckerman. If you believe that we have made an error, or you have questions about The Times' journalistic standards and practices, you may contact Deirdre Edgar, readers' representative, by e-mail at readers.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2007 | Matea Gold
FX has come a long way since "TV made fresh daily." That was the tagline the basic cable network used when it launched in 1994, largely as a purveyor of daytime programs. Since then, the network has gone through a few iterations, most recently emerging as an outlet known for dark dramas. Although FX has aggressively marketed marquee shows such as "The Shield" and "Nip/Tuck," it had done little to publicize its new identity until Tuesday, when the network unveiled a lavish new branding campaign.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2005
New series: FX has ordered 13 episodes of "Over There," a dramatic series created by Steven Bochco and Chris Gerolmo about a U.S. Army unit stationed in Iraq. It is scheduled to premiere in July.
BUSINESS
September 21, 2004 | James Bates, Times Staff Writer
A former top television publicist pleaded no contest Monday to one count of criminal wiretapping for eavesdropping on more than 100 executive conference calls at cable network FX after he was fired. Steve Webster, 38, the network's former vice president of publicity, entered an "open plea," leaving it up to a judge to give him a sentence that could range from probation to three years in state prison.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2005
New series: FX has ordered 13 episodes of "Over There," a dramatic series created by Steven Bochco and Chris Gerolmo about a U.S. Army unit stationed in Iraq. It is scheduled to premiere in July.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 2004 | Maria Elena Fernandez
FX, the basic cable network that is home to three distinguished and controversial dramas, is giving reality television a second chance with an unscripted series by the writer and director of "Super Size Me," the documentary that chronicled his fast-food odyssey. "30 Days," which will premiere next summer, will place an individual in an environment that is antithetical to his or her beliefs, upbringing, religion or profession for one month.
BUSINESS
September 26, 2004
Anytime someone leaves a company, the first thing its security people should do is change all the passwords ("No-Contest Plea in FX Case," Sept. 21). The FX network should have changed the password to its conference calls. Steve Webster may have committed a crime, but the FX network certainly committed the crime of stupidity. Donna O'Connell Torrance
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