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Heritage

The Fox Newman Scoring Stage, named after famed composer and Fox Music Director from 1939 to 1959 Alfred Newman, was constructed in 1928. It was designed by C.H. Muldorfer and built by George E. Miller before being converted to a scoring stage in 1936. During the past 81 years, a number of films and television series have been scored here.

Social Impact

To mark the release of “Battle of the Sexes” (in theaters Friday, Sept. 22), the new Fox Searchlight film about the legendary tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, parent company 21st Century Fox will donate a portion of ticket sales to the Women’s Sports Foundation, founded by King to empower female athletes.

Industry

When Brian Sullivan, President and COO of Fox Networks Digital Consumer Group, took the stage for his keynote at the IBC2017 media, entertainment and technology conference in Amsterdam on Friday, Sept. 15, he explained why the disruption hitting the U.S. television industry is completely natural.

(L-R) FOX Sports' Matt Vasgersian, Erik Arneson, John Smoltz and Wayne Fidelman
TV

Key policymaking staff from the United States Senate, House of Representatives and Federal Communications Commission joined 21CF Public Affairs, FOX Sports and Major League Baseball representatives on Saturday, Sept. 16, for an up-close and personal look at the innovative technologies, intense investment, and highly skilled professionals required to produce and broadcast high-quality sporting events.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes 21CF CEO James Murdoch and 21CF Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch talking about 21CF’s offer for Sky, Fox Searchlight’s “The Shape of Water” (in theaters Dec. 8) winning the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival, FOX’s “The Orville” starting strong, and more.

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito introduces "Battle of the Sexes" to an audience in Washington, D.C.
Events

21st Century Fox’s Washington, D.C., public affairs team hosted an advanced screening of Fox Searchlight’s “Battle of the Sexes” earlier this week, along with the Washington Kastles tennis team and the Women’s Sports Foundation.

Declan Moore, National Geographic Partners CEO (third from right), joined by 21CF, Nike and National Geographic executives.
Events

On Wednesday, Sept. 13, 21st Century Fox, along with colleagues at National Geographic, hosted a reception and sneak preview of the new documentary special “Breaking2” (airing Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 8/7c on National Geographic Channel) at Nike’s Field House in Washington, D.C.

Director Matthew Vaughn (center) and 21CF CEO James Murdoch (right) with GFS students at a private screening of the upcoming film "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" in London.
Events

21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” director Matthew Vaughn co-hosted a private screening last night in London for the upcoming action-adventure film. Students participating in the Ghetto Film School (GFS) 2017 London Summer Workshop and luminaries from the U.K.’s creative industry were among those who attended the screening of the second installment of 20th Century Fox Film’s “Kingsman” franchise, a week ahead of the world premiere.

Industry

During his session at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia 2017 conference on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch sat down with Goldman Sachs analyst Drew Borst to discuss a wide range of topics, including 21CF’s response to the UK’s Secretary of State’s referring 21CF’s cash offer for Sky plc to the Competition and Markets Authority, the need to address theatrical windows and the strength of FOX Sports.

Industry

Below are 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch’s remarks to the Royal Television Society Cambridge Convention 2017, which he delivered earlier today. The Royal Television Society is an educational charity promoting the art and science of television.