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Fox Movie Channel’s Family Ties

8/24/2007 5:58 AM

Los Angeles – On the next episode of Fox Movie Channel’s series Life After Film School, we find aspiring filmmakers interviewing… Fox Broadcasting entertainment chairman Peter Liguori.

Now that’s synergy.

The episode premieres Sunday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern as the Fox-owned commercial-free movie channel expands its originals slate. Other originals include behind-scenes show Making a Scene, Casting Session and red-carpet glimpser World Premiere.

Liguori does have a lot to talk about. On the Life After Film School episode, he gets into the creation of such programming as The Shield, Rescue Me and Nip/Tuck at FX and delves into his goals, strategy and scheduling of the Fox broadcast network, the channel said in a release.

Maybe the interviewers will also think to ask about his associate producer role on the beloved 1996 foodie flick, Big Night.

Fox Movie Channel, launched in 1994 (and called fXm Movies From Fox until 2000) with a library of 20th Century Fox films, in competition with Turner Classic Movies, has tapped many Fox connections on Life After Film School, judging by a list of recent interview subjects.

Recent episodes featured actor Kevin Bacon (Death Sentence, distributed by Fox), producer Seth MacFarlane (Fox’s Family Guy and American Dad), actor Michael Chiklis (The Shield), writer/producer Wes Craven (The Hills Have Eyes II), director Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard), director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum), TV showrunner Jon Cassar (Fox’s 24) and TV showrunner Rob McElhenney (FX’s It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia), the channel said.

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