Blog: February 2017

Heritage

FX’s new show “FEUD: Bette and Joan,” premiering Sunday, March 5, will tell the story of the rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon). In light of the show, we thought it would be fascinating to look back at some photography from the set of “Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte,” which was distributed by 20th Century Fox Film in 1964.

Social Impact

21st Century Fox’s Star India and Bollywood star Aamir Khan have partnered again on a new brand film for Star India’s ongoing “Nayi Soch” (“New Thinking’) campaign.

Social Impact

In partnership with UCLA Anderson School of Management, FOX Sports Networks hosted 50 visiting sports executives from China last week. Working with the China Europe International Business School, UCLA facilitated a program on Sports & Leisure Management with the goal of expanding China’s national sports outreach.

Heritage

This year “Hidden Figures” is nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. On March 20, 1948, “Gentleman’s Agreement” won for this category. Below are a few pieces from our Photograph and Publicity collections highlighting this film.

Heritage

This year, Madeline Fontaine is nominated for Costume Design for the film “Jackie.” The beauty of “Moulin Rouge!” earned two Oscars for Best Costume Design (Catherine Martin and Angus Strathie) and Best Art Direction (Art Direction: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Brigitte Broch) 16 years ago at the 74th Academy Awards.

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Events

Technology, theatrical windows and superhero movies were among the topics discussed during 20th Century Fox Film Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider’s wide-ranging session with CNBC senior media and entertainment correspondent Julia Boorstin at Recode’s Code Media conference in Dana Point, Calif., last week

Heritage

Natalie Portman is nominated this year for Actress in a Leading Role for starring in “Jackie.” At the very first Academy Awards, held in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Thursday, May 16, 1929, Janet Gaynor won Best Actress for her role in three 20th Century Fox films.

Social Impact

In The New York Times’ Sunday Review opinion section, senior managing director at Lazard Freres & Co., lawyer and civil rights activist Vernon Jordan wrote a personal reflection inspired by “Hidden Figures.”

NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick (center) will be in the FOX NASCAR booth for eight events in 2017.
TV

NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick, the 2014 NASCAR premier series champion, announced last month that his role as part of the FOX NASCAR broadcast team will increase in 2017, with the pilot of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Ford Fusion serving as a full-race race analyst for eight FOX NASCAR events, beginning with the NASCAR XFINITY Series opener from Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 25, on FS1.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes free screenings of “Hidden Figures” in honor of Black History Month, STAR India partnering with TED on a new Hindi talk show, “Legion” notching strong ratings and more.