Blog: October 2016


The first week of October was marked by a big opening for “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” ratings victories for FOX News, Leonardo DiCaprio joining President Barack Obama for South by South Lawn (SXSL), the renewal of FX Networks’ “American Horror Story” and the announcement of the end for FX’s hit animated series “Archer.” Those stories and more are featured in this week’s recap of 21CF news.


June 5, 1989, BEIJING – Around the world, the image of a man staring down tanks in China’s Tiananmen Square became etched in our collective memory. The live CNN broadcast was a journalism milestone. Like any competitive newsman, Rupert Murdoch marveled at the accomplishment but must have been rankled by his rival’s success in breaking the story.

Ghetto Film School COO Kisha Cameron Dingle and Nate Parker sit down for a Q&A with GFS students after a screening of "The Birth of a Nation."
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On Monday, “The Birth of a Nation” (distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and in theaters Friday, Oct. 7) was shown in the Crosby Street Hotel screening room in New York for an audience of students who are part of the nonprofit Ghetto Film School, which 21st Century Fox has supported by helping to provide an education in the craft and business of filmmaking. After the screening, the film's director, actor and screenwriter, Nate Parker, spent more than an hour answering the students’ questions.