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The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles Will Host its 2013 Benefit Gala Honoring FX Networks with the Paley Prize for Innovation & Excellence on October 16

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

BEVERLY HILLS, CA, OCTOBER 8, 2013 — The Paley Center for Media today announced that it will honor FX Networks with the Paley Prize for Innovation & Excellence at its annual Los Angeles Benefit Gala on Wednesday, October 16 at the Fox Lot (10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064). The award-winning cable network will be recognized for its critically-acclaimed programming which consistently impacts the cultural conversation, and its innovative leadership within the media industry.

“FX Networks has evolved into one of today’s most influential, innovative, and yes, fearless, entertainment companies,” said Pat Mitchell, President & CEO of the Paley Center for Media. “Over the years we’ve had the pleasure of honoring the network’s groundbreaking original series including The Shield, Damages, Louie, The Americans, Archer, Sons of Anarchy, and American Horror Story at our annual PaleyFests, and at public programs in New York and Los Angeles, so it’s especially thrilling to now celebrate the extraordinary sum of the network’s creative achievement with our Paley Prize this year.”

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Paley Center’s preservation and archival digitization efforts, and its ongoing mission to explore the significant impact of media on our culture and society. The Paley Center is home to one of the world’s foremost publicly accessible archives of television, radio and new media content, some 160,000 hours spanning the history of media, from more than seventy countries, capturing almost a century of our shared history.

The Paley Center provides unequalled public access to these holdings, and remains an invaluable resource for students, scholars, educators, media creators and media fans. In addition to its facilities in Los Angeles and New York, a curated collection of 20,000+ digitized assets is available to colleges and universities throughout the United States.

FX talent and creatives scheduled to be on-hand for the celebration include Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Nip/Tuck); Kurt Sutter & Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy); Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy); Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy); Aisha Tyler (Archer); Judy Greer (Archer); Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia); Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia); Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia); Kaitlin Olson (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia); Timothy Olyphant (Justified); Walton Goggins (Justified); Mark Duplass (The League); Katie Aselton (The League); Nick Kroll (The League); Dylan Walsh (Nip/Tuck); Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck); Michael Chiklis (The Shield); Catherine Dent (The Shield); Kenny Johnson (The Shield); Jason Gann (Wilfred); David Zuckerman (Wilfred); and Diane Kruger (The Bridge).

Previous Paley Center for Media honorees include Gordon Crawford, Josh Sapan and AMC Networks, Tom Freston, Jeff Skoll and Participant Media, Frank Bennack, Jr., Al Michaels, Mary Hart, Alan Alda, Julie Andrews, Steven Bochco, Kevin S. Bright, David Brinkley, Tom Brokaw, Jerry Bruckheimer, Carol Burnett, James Burrows, Sid Caesar, Marcy Carsey, Peter Chernin, David Crane, Ted Danson, Dick Ebersol, the cast and writers of Everybody Loves Raymond, Kelsey Grammer, Merv Griffin, John S. Hendricks, Marta Kauffman, David E. Kelley, Leslie Moonves, Mary Tyler Moore, Jack Paar, Dan Rather, Sumner Redstone, Carl Reiner, the cast and writers of Saturday Night Live, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Martin Sheen, Showtime Networks Inc., The Simpsons, Sony Corporation, Sir Howard Stringer, Barbara Walters, John Wells, Dick Wolf, Bob Wright and Jeff Zucker.


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The Paley Center for Media seeks to preserve the past, illuminate the present, and envision the future through the lens of media. With the nation's foremost public archive of television, radio, and internet programming, the Paley Center produces programs and forums for the public, industry professionals, thought leaders, and the creative community to explore the evolving ways in which we create, consume, and share news and entertainment. In an era of unprecedented change, the Paley Center advances the understanding of media and its impact on our lives. The Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit

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