Social Impact

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) celebrates its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 24, in Washington, D.C., and 21st Century Fox is proud to be a Keystone Donor and participant during the weekend event.

Photo by Scott Kirkland/PictureGroup
Company

In addition to 21st Century Fox’s big night at the Emmys, this week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses covers CEO James Murdoch’s comments at a recent investor conference, National Geographic announcing its first ever Earth Week, FX Networks renewing “Atlanta” and “Better Things,” a 13-day marathon of “The Simpsons” on FXX, and more.

(L-R) National Geographic Channel President, Original Programming and Production Tim Pastore, National Geographic Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe, Arnold Schwarzenegger and "Years of Living Dangerously" Executive Producer Joel Bach.
Social Impact

At Climate Week NYC 2016, National Geographic announced its first ever Earth Week, a week of programming dedicated to climate change that will launch ahead of the U.S. presidential election this fall. Nat Geo also premiered the second season of climate change series “Years of Living Dangerously” and unveiled the trailer for Leonardo DiCaprio’s critically acclaimed documentary “Before the Flood."

TV

More than 40 years after its theatrical release, “The Exorcist” remains one of the most memorable and recognized horror films of all time. Adapting a film of that stature into a television show comes with its fair share of risks, but Jeremy Slater, executive producer of FOX’s new show “The Exorcist” (series premiere this Friday, Sept. 23, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX) is not so easily scared.

Heritage

A storyboard is a sequence of drawings representing the shots planned out by production, typically with some direction and dialogue, though it all depends on the film and the artist. We have a wonderful and wide variety of storyboards in our art department collection. Here is a selection of storyboards from different genres of 20th Century Fox films.

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TV

When all was said and done, 21st Century Fox walked away from the 68th Emmy Awards with 27 awards across its businesses. FX Networks took home 18 Emmys on its own, setting a new record for basic cable, thanks in large part to “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”

Zazie Beetz as Van, Donald Glover as Earnest Marks in "Atlanta"
Photo credit: Guy D'Alema/FX
Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses covers a lot of ground, including 21CF Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch talking about a wide range of topics, 20th Century Fox Film partnering with AFI to create more opportunities for female film directors, big ratings for FX Networks’ new show “Atlanta,” Fox Searchlight buying “Jackie,” a brief history of FX and more.

Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, presidents of original programming at FX Networks.
TV

FX Networks heads into Sunday’s 68th Emmy Awards show with 12 Creative Arts Emmys already under its belt and a total of 56 nominations, the most in its history and the most ever for an ad-supported cable network. That level of achievement doesn’t happen overnight. At FX, not many people know this better than Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, presidents of original programming.

Social Impact

Twentieth Century Fox Film is partnering with the American Film Institute to open more opportunities on major studio films for female directors. The initiative will provide alumnae of the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) — the AFI’s female filmmaker training program — the opportunity to direct short films based on the Fox studio’s film franchises.

Industry

During his 45-minute session at the 2016 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference on Sept. 14, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch touched on the company’s strong upstream position, the company’s continual investment in brands and content, and STAR India’s impressive growth, among other topics.