via press release:
FX ANNOUNCES PREMIERE OF “FX MOVIE DOWNLOAD”
Premieres Tonight, January 10, 8:00pm ET/PT with an encore presentation immediately following
LOS ANGELES, January 10, 2014 – FX has revamped its enhanced movie viewing experience franchise DVD On TV, and will re-launch it as FX Movie Download tonight, January 10, with Iron Man 2.
FX Movie Download takes audiences through immersive bonus features while providing smart and insightful perspective on today’s biggest blockbuster films. Interviews with the filmmakers, insider anecdotes, and answers to questions like ‘how did they do that?’ make FX Movie Download the place where movie lovers get their ultimate fix. The series delivers the best parts of DVD extras and adds exclusive material not always available on the DVD.
Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks said “FX Movie Download allows viewers to experience Hollywood’s biggest hit movies from the inside out. This series is a natural extension of the FX Has the Movies brand and acknowledges consumers’ greater adoption of enhanced viewing experiences.”
FX Movie Download is hosted by Sasha Perl-Raver, previously a movie reviewer for KNBC, and Adam Gertler, a food & film enthusiast. Since graduating from USC’s esteemed Critical Studies Program where Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) became her mentor—Sasha Perl-Raver has appeared on and written for outlets including E!, PBS, TV Guide Channel, Fox News, LOGO, and Style Network. Her celebrity interviews, film reviews and entertainment reports were seen from 2010-2013 on NBC’s Los Angeles affiliate, KNBC. She has also contributed to Fandango, AOL, Hollywood.com and MovieWeb.com while interviewing celebrities ranging from Meryl Streep and Robert Redford to Snoop Dogg.
The consummate movie fan, Adam Gertler is passionate and can speak with authority on three subjects; Movies, Food and Comic Books. In 2008, He appeared on Food Network’s popular show, The Next Food Network Star. Adam was tapped to host his own show, Will Work For Food. In 2010, Adam hosted Kid In A Candy Store, also on Food Network. Adam has recently channeled his passion for encased meats into a business “Gertler’s Wurst”, a brand of uniquely flavored sausages are available at select Costco stores and are sold exclusively at Dog Haüs restaurants.
18 new episodes of FX Movie Download will be scheduled from January through June, 2014. FX Movie Download leverages and reinforces the FX movie acquisition strategy while utilizing the network’s unprecedented library of movie titles.
Timeslot: Fridays at 8:00pm ET/PT followed by an encore presentation
January 10 Iron Man 2
January 17 X-Men: First Class
January 24 Real Steel with in-studio guest Shawn Levy (director)
January 31 What Happens In Vegas
February 7 Grown Ups with in-studio guest Dennis Dugan (director)
February 14 Date Night
February 28 X-Men Origins: Wolverine
March 7 How To Train Your Dragon
March 14 Wanted
March 21 Thor
March 28 Star Trek
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks, a business unit of Fox Networks Group. FX Networks is comprised of FX, FXX, and FXM. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 98 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award winning hit dramas series, including Sons of Anarchy, Justified, The Americans and The Bridge; the miniseries American Horror Story: Coven; and the acclaimed hit comedy series Louie, Archer, and Chozen. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX’s roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, Anger Management and, coming in 2014, Mike & Molly.