Blog: February 2016

X-Files
Photo credit: Ed Araquel/FOX
Social Impact

As FOX’s iconic sci-fi series "The X-Files" returned to television in January 2016, the cast and creative team worked to ensure that the show remained as timely and ambitious as ever. The new six-episode event reunited David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, and continued to enrich its mythology, introducing new characters and conspiracies at every turn.

21st Century Fox and ACP
Photo credit: Tamara Beckwith
Social Impact

21st Century Fox and News Corp co-hosted a reception on February 11 to celebrate their longstanding partnership with American Corporate Partners (ACP), a nonprofit organization that helps U.S. military veterans transition into the civilian workforce by connecting them with professional mentors.

Film

David Hill had a storied, decades-long career with 21CF in which he led and helped launch and establish many of its television businesses, including co-founding Sky Television, the Fox Network, FOX Sports and the FOX regional sports networks. Last year, David launched a 21CF-backed production venture called Hilly, which is co-producing the 88th Academy Awards. We spoke with David to see what he has up his sleeve for the big awards show, hear his thoughts on the conversations about diversity and ask what his future holds.

21CF
Company

21st Century Fox today reported financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2015.

Empire - 2016 NAACP Image Awards
Events

FOX was well-represented at the 47th NAACP Image Awards on Feb. 5, which celebrated the year in “outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors." The blockbuster drama “Empire,” which was recently renewed for a third season, won five Image awards.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Heritage

In the weeks leading up to the 88th Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, we’ll take a look at our rich Academy Award history by sharing from our 20th Century Fox Archives. Here's Paul Newman and Robert Redford on the set of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."

Fresh off the Boat
TV

Twentieth Century Fox Television’s “Fresh off the Boat” recently went on a screening road show ahead of its midseason premiere, which returned this Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST with the show’s largest audience of the season since the premiere.

Fox Writers Intensive 2016
Social Impact

The 12 finalists for the fifth annual Fox Writers Intensive (FWI) were announced on February 3. The FWI aims to nurture experienced writers with diverse voices, backgrounds and life experiences. There were more than 500 nominations and submissions for FWI, the most in the platform’s history.

The Martian VR Experience
Film

The digital age of motion picture creation is a constantly evolving art and science. I believe virtual reality (VR) is the next generation of movie entertainment, and we recently marked a significant milestone in that journey with the creation of “The Martian VR Experience.”

People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Photo credit: Michael Becker/FX Networks
TV

When we started writing “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” we asked ourselves, “Why is this case relevant today?” Part of the initial answer was that the O.J. Simpson trial was the start of something new: the birth of the 24-hour news cycle and the rise of celebrity culture.