21CF Oscars Countdown: ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ (1969)

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In the weeks leading up to the 88th Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, we’ll take a look at our rich Academy Award history by sharing from our 20th Century Fox Archives. Photo credit: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” ©1969 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. Paul Newman and Robert Redford on the set of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” which won Academy Awards for Cinematography, Music (Original Score – for a motion picture, not a musical; and Song – Original…

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Winter 2016 TCA recap: FOX and FX take the stage, dish on ‘Scream Queens,’ ratings, TV series counts

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FOX and FX took the stage at the winter 2016 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 15 and 16, respectively. At the event, FOX announced that “Scream Queens” is coming back for a second season, “Empire” is coming back for a third season, and “Prison Break” and “24” are getting new episodes. If you didn’t have time to stay up-to-date with everything said during those days, don’t worry — here are some highlights: The audience for “Scream Queens” grew…

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‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ premieres in LA (FX premiere on Feb. 2)

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FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” will reveal a side of the O.J. Simpson trial you’ve never seen before. Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” the new limited series will premiere on FX on Feb. 2, at 10 p.m. EST. Last night, the show premiered at the Westwood Village Theatre in Los Angeles. Here are some photos from the event: Photo by Frank Micelotta/FX Larry Karaszewski, David Schwimmer, Courtney B. Vance, Scott…

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Watch a clown’s road to legitimacy in ‘Baskets,’ FX’s new comedy (premieres Jan. 21)

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A man from Bakersfield, California, dared to dream big – so he enrolled at an esteemed clowning school in Paris. Chip Baskets eventually returned home in defeat and took a job as a local rodeo clown, his first step in his tortured road to clown legitimacy. This is the backdrop for “Baskets,” the new FX comedy starring Zach Galifianakis, which premieres Jan. 21. The pilot episode of “Baskets” was co-written by executive producers Galifianakis, Emmy Award-winner Louis C.K., and Emmy Award-nominated writer and director…

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Break the fourth wall with ‘Deadpool,’ in theaters Feb. 12

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It’s been more than 10 years in the making, but Ryan Reynolds is finally starring as the titular (and titillating) character in 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool,” hitting theaters Feb. 12. For the uninitiated, Deadpool is Marvel Comics’ most unconventional antihero known for his dark sense of humor, quick-healing powers and fondness for breaking the fourth wall (i.e., talking directly to the audience). Wade Wilson, former Special Forces operative turned mercenary, undergoes a rogue experiment that almost destroys his life. The silver lining of the…

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A UFO crash lands at The Grove in Los Angeles to celebrate the return of ‘The X-Files’ (Jan. 24)

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The truth is out there for “The X-Files” fans – and by “there” we mean The Grove in Los Angeles. To celebrate the return of “The X-Files,” Fox crash landed a UFO in the popular shopping and entertainment center. The new six-episode miniseries event starts with a two-night premiere on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST, on Fox. “We wanted to do something big, bold, special and fun for these loyal fans to mark the return of ‘The X-Files,’” Shannon Ryan,…

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David Madden talks ‘Grease: Live’ and the future of live musical events on FOX

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“Grease: Live” is the word! The live, one-night musical event was a hit with viewers and critics alike. It drew a same-day audience of 12.2 million, marking FOX’s most-watched Sunday in nearly 13 years, excluding sports. We spoke with David Madden, president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company, the morning after to get his perspective on the show. How did “Grease: Live” come about? Did you seek out that particular title? When Dana Walden, Gary Newman (Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs) and I…

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Life on Mars: ‘The Martian VR Experience’ and the new frontier of virtual reality

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Robert Stromberg is the director of “The Martian VR Experience.” The digital age of motion picture creation is a constantly evolving art and science. I believe virtual reality (VR) is the next generation of movie entertainment, and we recently marked a significant milestone in that journey with the creation of “The Martian VR Experience.” The “VR Experience” – which I directed in partnership with the Fox Innovation Lab – transformed from a three-minute mobile trailer (created in partnership with MPC) for the recently launched…

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ goes on a road show with Fox Audience Strategy to celebrate Chinese New Year and their midseason premiere

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Twentieth Century Fox Television’s “Fresh off the Boat” recently went on a screening road show ahead of its midseason premiere, which returned this Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST with the show’s largest audience of the season since the premiere. To celebrate Chinese New Year and the return of show, executive producer Melvin Mar spent time with close to 700 total attendees at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California and the University of California, Berkeley; and alongside Panda Express’s CMO Andrea Cherng and actor Randall Park…

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