Blog: June 2016

TV

“[If] you fall in love with a book and you read it sequentially chapter by chapter, and you might stay up late going chapter by chapter, you didn't ‘binge’ on the book. You had a great experience loving this book, right? Internally, we call it ‘marathoning,’ which at least gives you a sense of accomplishment after 15 hours of ‘24.’"

Photo credit: Scott Kirkland/21st Century Fox
Events

National Geographic magazine Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg and photojournalist Charlie Hamilton James came to the Fox lot last week to talk to employees about the magazine’s mission of storytelling, science and exploration.

The Omen
Heritage

“The Omen,” produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Film, was the first in the horror movie series. It was released in U.S. theaters on June 25, 1976. Here’s the original publicity poster for the film, as well as the trailer.

Michael Thurmeier - Ice Age 5
Film

A lot has changed in the 14 years since the first “Ice Age” movie was released in theaters, and no one knows better than Michael Thurmeier, director of the latest installment in the franchise, “Ice Age: Collision Course,” which is heading to U.S. theaters July 22.

Social Impact

National Geographic gave 15 Apsáalooke youth from the Crow Native American Reservation in Montana the chance to learn photography and writing during National Geographic Photo Camp from June 8-12.

Company

LinkedIn named Fox to its first-ever Top Attractors list, which includes the 40 companies that, according to LinkedIn data, are the best in the U.S. at attracting and keeping top talent.

Social Impact

20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have partnered with Save the Children for a new emergency preparedness PSA campaign featuring the beloved characters from the upcoming animated adventure "Ice Age: Collision Course."

Social Impact

Taraji P. Henson, Golden Globe-winning actress known to millions as Cookie Lyon on the hit FOX drama "Empire," was honored with the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television on June 15 for her contributions to women's role in the entertainment industry.

John Landgraf and Denis Leary
Photo credit: IGLA
TV

At PromaxBDA’s The Conference 2016, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf sat beside creator, executive producer and star of FX’s “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” Denis Leary to talk about the state of television and marketing – and drop a handful of f-bombs in the process.

21CF and Within
Company

Today it was announced that 21CF is participating in a $12.6 million funding round for VR storytelling company Within (formerly Vrse), led by Andreessen Horowitz.