"24: REDEMPTION � CAPTURED IN AFRICA," A COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY MAKERS OF EMMY AWARD-WINNING FOX DRAMA "24" TO DEBUT AT THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA IN LOS ANGELES
Photos Shot While on Location in South Africa by Show's Creative Team
Including Star/Executive Producer Kiefer Sutherland on Display Through January 11
Exhibit Kicks Off November 10 with Star-Studded Opening
Two-Hour Television Event Premieres November 23 on FOX;
Director's Cut DVD in Stores November 25
October 17, 2008 � Last spring, FOX announced that after a nearly two-year hiatus, 24 would return to the airwaves with 24: REDEMPTION, an unprecedented two-hour television event shot on location in South Africa and Los Angeles. Now as the producers ready this epic tale for broadcast, they are unveiling a never-before-seen collection of stunning photographs shot by five members of the show's creative team during the overseas filming. "24: REDEMPTION � Captured in Africa" is a rare inside look at the making of the show composed of candid moments between cast and crew, including Emmy Award-winner Kiefer Sutherland; dramatic stills from the spectacular action sequences; and vivid photographic captures of the scenic South African locations. The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles will host the one-of-a-kind photo exhibit of fine art museum quality archival prints from Nov. 10, 2008 through Jan. 11, 2009, when it may move on to additional venues to be announced later.
Curated by Entertainment Weekly deputy photo director Michael Kochman and custom printed at DigitalFusion's fine art printing facility, the exhibit features works by executive producer/director Jon Cassar, director of photography Rodney Charters, producer Michael Klick, unit photographer Kelsey McNeal and star/executive producer Kiefer Sutherland.
"I was so impressed with the quality of the photography, and it was exciting to see a production photographed from five different perspectives," said Kochman. "Each photographer captured something very special and poetic � sometimes intimate, sometimes epic, sometimes documentary-like and raw. It all adds up to a fascinating photographic experience."
"Shooting 24: REDEMPTION in South Africa was the highlight of my six years on the show," said 24 executive producer and Emmy Award-winning director Jon Cassar. "It was nothing short of exhilarating. Africa also became a wonderful canvas for the still photography enthusiasts among our crew. Every day put us in places and situations that were new and exciting to us, and our cameras clicked constantly. This exhibit chronicles the seven weeks that were spent in Cape Town and the surrounding regions from moments captured during a hectic shooting schedule to the faces and places that represent not only the making of 24 but the Africa of today."
"We are so excited to be the first to host this extraordinary photo exhibit from one of today's most popular television shows, 24, which offers another unique way to connect the creative community with media enthusiasts here at the Paley Center," said Barbara Dixon, vice president and director of The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. "This exhibit is going to have enormous appeal to everyone from the most serious photography aficionado to the most passionate 24 fan. And what better place to showcase exclusive behind-the-scenes content from such a genre-defining television show than in our gallery at the Paley Center?"
A private opening for press and invited guests, sponsored by DigitalFusion and Photobucket, kicks off the exhibit's run on Monday, Nov. 10 at 7:00 PM at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. 24: REDEMPTION cast and crew members, including star Kiefer Sutherland, are scheduled to appear in addition to the exhibit photographers. Beginning that night, visitors to photobucket.com can view exclusive highlights of the exhibit as well as additional photographs. They will also be able to access a 24: REDEMPTION-themed background to customize their Photobucket albums.
"24: REDEMPTION � Captured in Africa" opens to the general public Wednesday, Nov. 12 and runs through Jan. 11, 2009, and is included in the free admission to the Paley Center. The Paley Center for Media, located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, is open 12:00-5:00 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. The center is closed on New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission and parking are free.
On Sunday, Nov. 23 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), FOX will broadcast the two-hour television event 24: REDEMPTION, and on Tuesday, Nov. 25, Fox Home Entertainment will release the 24: REDEMPTION DVD. The special edition DVD includes an exclusive director's cut featuring over ten minutes of never-before-seen footage not shown in the television broadcast, as well as additional bonus features including commentary, a behind-the-scenes on-location documentary and an exclusive sneak peek at Season Seven including the first 16 minutes of the premiere episode. Celebrating its 150th episode this year, 24 returns this January for its seventh season Mondays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
About 24: REDEMPTION:
24: REDEMPTION bridges the gap between Seasons Six and Seven, and is the first new material from 24 producers in nearly two years. The prequel catches up with JACK BAUER (Kiefer Sutherland) on the African continent where he has sought solace in missionary work. He soon finds himself in the midst of a bloody uprising in the fictitious African nation of Sangala where a ruthless dictator is drafting innocent children to serve as soldiers in his army. As the vicious COLONEL DUBAKU (Hakeem Kae-Kazim, "Hotel Rwanda") descends on an orphanage in search of recruits, Jack enters into a one-man crusade at the behest of his friend CARL BENTON (Robert Carlyle, "The Full Monty") to rescue the children and get them to safety. Filmed in South Africa and Los Angeles, 24: REDEMPTION stars Emmy Award-winner Sutherland along with Cherry Jones ("Signs," "The Perfect Storm"), Gil Bellows ("Ally McBeal"), Tony Todd ("Final Destination") and Academy Award-winner Jon Voight ("National Treasure: Book of Secrets"). The prequel was written by showrunner/executive producer Howard Gordon and was directed by executive producer Jon Cassar.
About The Paley Center for Media:
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.
About Digital Fusion:
DigitalFusion revolutionized the professional photography community in 1999 with the introduction of its personalized all-digital post-production workflow. DigitalFusion continues its leadership and innovation in the world of professional photography today supporting top industry professionals in digital production services and rentals, digital raw file processing, post-production retouching services, digital print making, graphic design services and online archive management. DigitalFusion is Los Angeles' premier digital photographic rental and post-production facility, specializing in state-of-the-art studio and location digital capture, retouching, scanning, custom printing, digital processing, online editing, digital archiving and graphic design services. For more information, please visit digitalfusion.net.
Photobucket is the largest standalone photo and video sharing site, with more than 46 million unique users worldwide* linking billions of personal photos, graphics, slideshows and videos daily to hundreds of thousands of Web sites, including Bebo, Blogger, Craigslist, eBay, Facebook, Friendster, hi5, MySpace, Orkut, Xanga and many others. In addition to linking content, Photobucket users share their personal digital media by email, instant messaging, and mobile devices. Every day, more than 10 million personal photos, graphics and videos are uploaded to Photobucket for sharing with family, friends and the online world. The company actively moderates content to create a safe environment for its users, partners and advertisers. Photobucket has offices in San Francisco and Denver, and is located online at photobucket.com. For the latest feature announcements and news, please visit the Photobucket blog at blog.photobucket.com.
*comScore Media Metrix, August 2008