FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf was honored with the Corporate Leadership Award at the T. Howard Foundation’s 24th Annual Diversity Awards Dinner on Wednesday, March 29, in New York. The fundraising event recognizes and celebrates industry leaders and companies committed to diversifying the media and entertainment industry.
This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes stars joining 20th Century Fox Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider at a Ghetto Film School event in London, Star India CEO Uday Shankar turning the spotlight on censorship in India, FOX setting its summer premiere dates, Fox Searchlight closing a distribution deal for a film starring Robert Redford and Casey Affleck, and more.
On Tuesday, March 21, students from 21st Century Fox partner Ghetto Film School and South London creative nonprofit Bold Tendencies held a special screening in London for Ghetto Film School’s 2016 Thesis Films, “Ghost of a Chance” and “Genesis.”
In his opening theme address at the three-day global convention covering media and entertainment in India called FICCI FRAMES 2017, Star India CEO Uday Shankar turned the spotlight on censorship in India and the threat it poses to the creative community.
This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes the launch of a single FOX NOW app to unite FOX, FX and National Geographic content; 21CF joining an effort to create a platform advertisers can use to better target ads across TV networks; FX Networks renewing “Legion” for a second season; and more.
In advance of the upcoming TV premiere of “Shots Fired” on March 22, FOX has organized a screening series followed by conversations between the producers, cast and various community leaders, activists and members of law enforcement across the country.
This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes a huge debut weekend for “Logan,” 21CF CFO John Nallen’s optimistic outlook for U.S. pay TV subscribers, Star Plus’ “Nayi Soch” gender equality promo getting more than 40 million digital views, FX Networks renewing “Taboo” and “Baskets,” and more.
During today’s Deutsche Bank 2017 Media & Telecom Conference in Palm Beach, Florida, 21st Century Fox Chief Financial Officer John Nallen had the opportunity to touch on a wide range of topics.
Star India’s leading mobile streaming platform Hotstar is partnering with technology company Zapr Media Labs to improve the targeting of mobile advertising for consumers and brands in India. The partnership, announced today, will give the two companies the opportunity to overcome some of the hurdles that have constrained mobile marketing in India.
On Thursday, March 2, Cynopsis Media honored National Geographic with its inaugural Impact Award in the Network category at their third annual Social Good Awards in New York City. The Social Good Awards recognize brands, campaigns and individuals for outstanding work in areas ranging from environmental initiatives to voter registration to combating addiction.
This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes 21CF CEO James Murdoch discussing the combination of 21CF and Sky, Fox’s planned new streaming app, STAR India CEO Uday Shankar winning EY’s Entrepreneurial CEO Award and more.
At the Deloitte and Enders Media & Telecoms conference in London today, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch talked about the history of 21CF, important industry trends, the proposed combination of 21CF and Sky, and more.
During his 40-minute conversation at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference yesterday, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch had the opportunity to talk about a wide range of topics, including the forthcoming single authenticated streaming app to give customers access to all of 21CF’s key U.S. television brands, Hulu’s forthcoming OTT service, the explosive growth of hotstar in India and more.
21st Century Fox’s recently appointed Chief Technology Officer Paul Cheesbrough launched “Tech Talk,” a new series of conversations with some of the technology industry’s biggest innovators. The new series, which was live streamed for an audience of 21CF colleagues, kicked things off with a discussion between Paul and Dr. Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer for Amazon.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
During a session at Recode’s Code Media conference in Dana Point, Calif., on Tuesday, National Geographic Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe sat down with Recode’s senior editor of media Peter Kafka to talk about the transformation of National Geographic’s brand and its television programming in particular.
STAR India is continuing its drive for social change in India through the power of its programming with today’s announcement of “TED Talks India: Nayi Soch” (“New Thinking”), a Hindi TV talk show created in partnership with TED, the nonprofit devoted sharing powerful talks by leading thinkers and doers with the world.
In celebration of Black History Month, 21st Century Fox and AMC Theatres are joining forces to provide free screenings of Academy Award nominated film “Hidden Figures” in communities across the country.
21st Century Fox took home 11 awards at the 48th NAACP Image Awards this past weekend. “Hidden Figures,” “Empire” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson” each received multiple accolades.
This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes record viewership for FOX’s broadcast of Super Bowl LI, 21CF’s fiscal Q2 earnings, FOX News leading the weekly ratings race and more.
Yesterday, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal Q2 2017 financial results. Afterward, the company held an earnings call featuring Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch, CEO James Murdoch and CFO John Nallen.
The two-hour National Geographic special “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric” celebrated its world premiere at the New York Times Center on Thursday, Feb. 2. The documentary accompanies National Geographic’s January issue, which dives into the world’s rapidly changing beliefs about gender in 2017.
21st Century Fox today reported financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2016.
This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes FOX’s record Super Bowl ad sales, how FOX Sports is preparing for the Super Bowl live stream, “Hidden Figures” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” taking home SAG Awards, FOX News marking 15 years at No. 1, and more.
21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch sent this internal memo to 21CF colleagues and colleagues across all its global businesses today regarding the changes to U.S. immigration policies.
While FOX Sports’ presentation of Super Bowl LI (51) on FOX Sports Go won’t be the first time it has offered a live and unauthenticated stream of the big game, it will be the first time viewers will see local advertisements as part of FOX’s Super Bowl stream.
This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes strong ratings for FOX News (and Tucker Carlson), new camera technologies during FOX’s upcoming Super Bowl broadcast, Oscar nominations, Fox Searchlight’s two Sundance deals and more.
21st Century Fox received a total of seven Oscar nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Kids magazine are in the running for the American Society of Magazine Editor (ASME) Readers’ Choice Awards and Most Liked Cover for 2016. Vote for them now by liking their covers on Facebook.
This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes a big holiday weekend for “Hidden Figures,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” becoming the most-watched original telecast on FXX, FoxNext taking 20th Century Fox Film and FOX Networks Group deeper into the immersive business, and more.
During the annual National Association of Television Programming Executives (NATPE) conference in Miami Beach, Florida, Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman were among the six recipients of the 2017 Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award.
Following FOX and FX Networks and FX Productions, it was National Geographic’s turn to take center stage at the winter 2017 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, California on Friday.
A day after FOX made a splash at the winter 2017 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, California, it was FX Networks and FX Productions’ turn to take the stage on Thursday.
FOX made the rounds at the winter 2017 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, California on Wednesday and had a number of big announcements to share.
21st Century Fox and PepsiCo, in partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), have named Yuna Shin from Bothell, Washington, and Joy Bualamwini from Cambridge, Massachusetts, as the two grand prize winners of “The Search for Hidden Figures,” a contest awarding scholarships to young women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
21st Century Fox was active last week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, the annual showcase of the latest in the world of consumer technology. From business leaders speaking on panels, to the Fox Innovation Lab awarding its first Innovation Award, to “Alien: Covenant” and “Planet of the Apes” getting the virtual reality treatment, there’s plenty to recap from 21CF’s time at this year’s CES.
Our social impact programs are a big priority at 21CF, from strategic philanthropy, leveraging programming to amplify a pro-social message or partnering with organizations doing good. As part of this commitment to drive a positive impact in the communities where our colleagues live and work, today 21CF has announced Liba Wenig Rubenstein as its Senior Vice President of Social Impact. The company has also promoted Vijay Sudan and Shira Oberlander, who launched 21CF’s social impact program in 2013, to Vice President, Social Impact.
21st Century Fox took home four Golden Globes from Sunday evening’s awards show as FX Networks led all television networks.
The first week of 2017 was busy with news about 21CF and its businesses. This week’s recap includes FOX News placing Tucker Carlson in the 9 p.m. anchor slot, “Alien: Covenant” and “Planet of the Apes” getting virtual reality experiences, Hulu adding CBS to its TV streaming offering, and more.
The film “Taps,” produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Film, was released in December 1981 and went on to gross nearly $36 million domestically. The drama about a group of military cadets fighting to protect their academy from real estate developers starred George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn and Ronny Cox, and was directed by Harold Becker.
Here’s the original publicity poster for the movie:
This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses includes 21CF’s proposed acquisition of Sky, this year’s Golden Globes nominations (21CF has 19 nominations this year), FX Networks’ big showing at the Critics’ Choice Awards, FOX News Channel as 2016's most watched basic cable network and more.
On Thursday, Dec. 15, 21st Century Fox announced an agreement with Sky plc to acquire the remaining 60.9 percent of the Sky shares that it did not already own in order to combine the two organizations. After the announcement, 21CF hosted a conference call about the proposed acquisition featuring Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch, CEO James Murdoch and Chief Financial Officer John Nallen.
STAR India’s remarkable journey is intimately linked to the evolution of the modern Indian identity. Through the lens of Indian media’s history — specifically the role of STAR TV — we see a shining example of television blazing a pathway toward national self-knowledge.
21st Century Fox received a total of 19 Golden Globes Award nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
Nearly 200 New York City high school students gathered at the Paley Center for Media on Dec. 10 to celebrate “Hidden Figures,” the highly anticipated feature from 20th Century Fox revealing the untold story of three African American women who played major roles in the Space Race of the 1960s.
21st Century Fox walked away from the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, hosted at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, with 12 awards – six for film and six for television.
This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses includes 21st Century Fox’s in-principle agreement to acquire Sky, 21CF CEO James Murdoch talking about the appeal of the streaming business, FOX News going strong after the election, live commercials for the Super Bowl on FOX and more.
During his Tuesday session at Business Insider’s annual IGNITION conference, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch sat down with Business Insider Editor-in-Chief Henry Blodget to discuss a variety of business and industry topics.
During a sit-down conversation at a conference hosted Tuesday by the Latino Donor Collaborative, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch sat down with LDC Co-Founder and Chairman Sol Trujillo to discuss a wide range of topics.
21st Century Fox has 13 colleagues chosen for The Hollywood Reporter’s 2016 Women in Entertainment Power 100, an annual list of “female heavy hitters” in the industry.
At his morning session at the UBS 44th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference today, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch had a wide-spanning conversation with UBS Securities analyst Doug Mitchelson. During the hour-long discussion, James took the opportunity to talk about the trajectory of the business, transitioning to being more focused on streaming, challenges of going direct-to-consumer, FOX News’ post-election prospects and more.
On Thursday, 21st Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and the MPAA hosted a special screening of Fox Searchlight’s new film “Jackie” (now in theaters) at a premiere event in Washington, D.C.
This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses includes FX ordering a “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff pilot, the Thanksgiving Day NFL game between the Cowboys and Redskins setting a record for FOX, “Assassin’s Creed” entering virtual reality, and more.
"We are deeply saddened to report that FOX Sports has lost six members of our FOX Sports Brazil family in the tragic plane crash outside of Medellin, Colombia."
TOLO News, a privately run Afghan TV news station owned by MOBY Group, has won the 2016 Agence France-Presse (AFP) Kate Webb Prize for its reporting in one of the world’s most dangerous countries. 21st Century Fox invested in MOBY Group in 2012 and currently has a 48 percent ownership stake in the intrepid media company.
Gerson A. Zweifach, Senior Executive Vice President and Group General Counsel for 21st Century Fox, was honored by the New York Region of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) at its 22nd Annual Human Relations Award Dinner on Nov. 17.
This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses includes a spotlight on National Geographic’s new series “Mars,” FOX News notching record ratings during Election Week, FX Networks setting a premiere date for “Taboo” and more.
Joe Marchese, President of Advanced Advertising Products at Fox Networks Group, was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement at an induction ceremony in New York City today. The Hall of Achievement, founded in 1993, honors outstanding advertising leaders age 40 and under.
The biggest problem facing the television industry today is one of interruption, according to Randy Freer, President and Chief Operating Officer of Fox Networks Group, at his recent keynote conversation at Variety’s Big Data Summit with Cynthia Littleton, Variety Managing Editor, TV.
To celebrate the release of “Hidden Figures,” 20th Century Fox’s upcoming film following three female African American mathematicians during the 1960’s Space Race, 21st Century Fox has teamed with PepsiCo to launch “The Search for Hidden Figures,” a contest encouraging young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses features FOX News’ election coverage, “The Simpsons” making TV history, FXX setting return dates for “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Man Seeking Woman,” and more.
21st Century Fox and Give a Note Foundation honored the legacy of “American Idol” this summer by asking students, parents and the general public to nominate exceptional music educators as “Music Education Idols.” This week, 21CF and Give a Note are highlighting the importance of music education in schools by awarding 20 “MusicEd Idols” $1,000 grants for each of their school’s music programs.
This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses features 21CF’s latest earnings, strong ratings for Game 7 of the World Series, premiere dates for FOX’s winter midseason TV lineup, FOX Deportes turning 20 years old and more.
Yesterday, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal Q1 2017 financial results. Afterward, the company held an earnings call featuring Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch, CEO James Murdoch and CFO John Nallen.
21st Century Fox today reported financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2016.
William Shakespeare’s classic play was modernized when the film “Romeo + Juliet” hit theaters on Nov. 1, 1996.
This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses features National Geographic’s big rebrand, World Series wins for FOX, FOX Sports 1’s continued strength, “Before the Flood” premiering commercial-free across National Geographic’s digital and streaming platforms worldwide, and more.
National Geographic will kick off its first ever Earth Week on Sunday, Oct. 30, launching six straight days of primetime programming focused on climate change.
In the weeks leading up to the global premiere of National Geographic’s six-part series “MARS” on Monday, Nov. 14, 21st Century Fox and National Geographic took 200 high-school students attending The Cinema School (TCS) in Bronx, N.Y., on a field trip to an immersive Mars experience featuring a virtual reality simulator and an anti-gravity treadmill this week.
Last week, 21st Century Fox launched 21CF Impact week, giving more than 1,000 of its colleagues opportunities to make a positive impact in the local communities where they live and work.
In honor of the upcoming worldwide commercial-free broadcast of “Before the Flood,” the new documentary from Academy Award winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens exploring the global effects of climate change, 21st Century Fox and National Geographic have launched a new social media campaign to drive support for the conservation of endangered wildlife and ecosystems.
National Geographic is set to launch a rebrand as expansive as the view from the top of One World Trade Center, where the company announced its plans Tuesday afternoon. The rebrand will reach all of the company’s properties, in addition to its nonprofit organization, National Geographic Society. The 700 million consumers that National Geographic reaches each month will notice a unified brand logo and tagline across its vast portfolio.
National Geographic Channel hosted a very special screening of "Before the Flood"from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and actor Mark Ruffalo were among those attending the screening and party co-hosted by Courteney Monroe, Chief Executive Officer of National Geographic Global Networks, at the United Nations on Thursday night.
As part of 21st Century Fox’s commitment to making a positive impact in the local communities where its colleagues live and work, the company is launching 21CF Impact Week. The inaugural week of nationwide service starts today.
In its latest campaign, STAR India’s No.1 Hindi general entertainment channel, STAR Plus, has recruited three of India’s biggest cricket stars for a series of television promos to combat stereotypes and push the agenda for the country’s half-billion women.
Halloween, virtual reality and a milestone: On Sunday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX, “The Simpsons” will give audiences a special viewing experience. Television’s longest-running comedy series and longest-running scripted show in history will air the all-new “Treehouse of Horror XXVII,” its annual Halloween episode, which will double as the show’s 600th episode.
This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses features FX Networks’ upcoming “X-Men” series “Legion” appearing at New York Comic Con, Skip Bayless boosting FOX Sports 1’s viewership, “Lethal Weapon” getting a full-season order from FOX, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” nearing an international box office milestone, a look at FOX News’ strong year and more.
Human attention is the world’s most valuable resource, and that has far-reaching implications for how advertisers determine the price of people’s time and attention, according to Joe Marchese, president of Advanced Advertising Products at Fox Networks Group.
With an audience of colleagues at businesses around the world, from Los Angeles to New York to Mumbai to Buenos Aires to the U.K. to Hong Kong, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch recently hosted a company All Hands meeting. By way of a live webcast feed from the historic Zanuck Theatre on the Fox lot in L.A., they used the hour on Friday, Oct. 7, as an opportunity to talk about the direction of 21CF, the company’s culture, diversity, the biggest threat to the company, and more.
FOX Broadcasting Company (FBC) debuted on Oct. 9, 1986, with “The Late Show with Joan Rivers” – a queen of comedy deployed to take on NBC’s king of late night, Johnny Carson. Rivers’ inaugural quartet of iconoclast guests included Cher, David Lee Roth, Elton John and Pee-Wee Herman, and the show was gangbusters.
At Ghetto Film School’s first annual Fall Benefit in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 6, 21st Century Fox CEO and GFS board member James Murdoch was honored for his involvement in the nonprofit, which gives young, aspiring storytellers in historically underrepresented communities an immersive film education and hands-on industry experience.
FOX News Channel Co-Presidents Bill Shine and Jack Abernethy celebrated the network’s 20th anniversary by gathering colleagues in its new, state-of-the-art studio, which will officially debut on Election Day. Bill and Jack were joined by FOX News’ management team as they shared their remarks, which were available to colleagues across the globe via a live teleconference.
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.
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.
21st Century Fox made plenty of headlines in the last week of September, thanks to FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf’s insightful remarks on storytelling, FOX Sports bringing augmented reality to the NFL, FOX Business notching a record quarter, and FX’s renewal of “The Strain” and “You’re the Worst.” All that and much more is included in this week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses.
Today’s NFL landscape is vastly different than it was a decade ago, and that has many implications for the attention and engagement of the football league's viewers. On Wednesday, FOX play-by-play announcer Joe Buck moderated an in-depth conversation about that topic at an Advertising Week 2016 Town Hall session. The panel included Fox Networks Group President and COO Randy Freer, Pro Football Hall of Fame member and FOX NFL Sunday analyst Michael Strahan, Fox Networks Group President of Advanced Advertising Products Joe Marchese, NFL CMO Dawn Hudson, and Magna Global SVP of sports investment Kevin Collins.
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) celebrates its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 24, in Washington, D.C., and 21st Century Fox is proud to be a Keystone Donor and participant during the weekend event.
In addition to 21st Century Fox’s big night at the Emmys, this week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses covers CEO James Murdoch’s comments at a recent investor conference, National Geographic announcing its first ever Earth Week, FX Networks renewing “Atlanta” and “Better Things,” a 13-day marathon of “The Simpsons” on FXX, and more.
At Climate Week NYC 2016, National Geographic announced its first ever Earth Week, a week of programming dedicated to climate change that will launch ahead of the U.S. presidential election this fall. Nat Geo also premiered the second season of climate change series “Years of Living Dangerously” and unveiled the trailer for Leonardo DiCaprio’s critically acclaimed documentary “Before the Flood."
During his session Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia 2016 conference, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch sat down with Goldman Sachs analyst Drew Borst to discuss a long list of subjects.
When all was said and done, 21st Century Fox walked away from the 68th Emmy Awards with 27 awards across its businesses. FX Networks took home 18 Emmys on its own, setting a new record for basic cable, thanks in large part to “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”
This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses covers a lot of ground, including 21CF Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch talking about a wide range of topics, 20th Century Fox Film partnering with AFI to create more opportunities for female film directors, big ratings for FX Networks’ new show “Atlanta,” Fox Searchlight buying “Jackie,” a brief history of FX and more.
Twentieth Century Fox Film is partnering with the American Film Institute to open more opportunities on major studio films for female directors. The initiative will provide alumnae of the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) — the AFI’s female filmmaker training program — the opportunity to direct short films based on the Fox studio’s film franchises.
During his 45-minute session at the 2016 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference on Sept. 14, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch touched on the company’s strong upstream position, the company’s continual investment in brands and content, and STAR India’s impressive growth, among other topics.
Now that we’ve powered through the post-Labor Day blues, it’s time to catch up on the week’s news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses. In this week’s 21CF news recap, FX Networks’ “Atlanta” has a strong series premiere, FXX’s “You’re the Worst” has a strong start to its third season, 21CF invests in DriveTribe, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf gets two profiles, and more.
September means back-to-school season, the end of summer and loads of new television programming. It’s a particularly exciting month for FOX and FX Networks, which are unleashing a huge wave of fall series and season premieres for audiences to enjoy.
What most people consider the last week of summer saw a handful of interesting reads about 21st Century Fox’s businesses. In this week’s 21CF news recap, FX Networks’ presidents of original programming Eric Schrier and Nick Grad talk about their approach to comedy programming, hotstar CEO Ajit Mohan gives an in-depth interview about STAR India’s successful mobile entertainment platform, FOX News finishes the summer on top and more.
In its ongoing endeavor to develop directors with diverse voices, backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives, Fox Audience Strategy has begun it second annual Fox Global Directors Initiative (FDI). The directors who have been named Fox Director Fellows will participate in comedy or drama apprenticeship programs and be pitched for directorial opportunities across Fox entertainment programs.
August 25 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. National Parks Service, and National Geographic is celebrating by offering audiences multiple ways to discover the parks and learn how to preserve them for future generations.
Louisiana has been an important production hub for 21st Century Fox and the film and television industry as a whole, which is why the company saw an urgent need to respond to the damage and casualties caused by the unprecedented rains there last week. Today, 21CF is donating $100,000 to help the disaster relief efforts in the affected communities, where our production teams have lived and worked.
FOX and FX took the stage at the Summer 2016 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, California, on Aug. 8 and 9, respectively. FX led the TCA Awards with 3 Awards for “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and 1 for “The Americans.” At the event, FOX shed light on the scheduling move for “Pitch." The highly anticipated MLB produced dramedy will move from Midseason to Fall, giving it the exposure of Empire and the World Series.
Yesterday, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal year and Q4 2016 financial results. Shortly after the company’s earnings were announced, Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch sent this internal memo to 21CF colleagues and colleagues across all its global businesses.
Yesterday, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal year and Q4 2016 financial results. Afterward, the company held an earnings call featuring Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch, CEO James Murdoch and CFO John Nallen. Here are some of the key comments from Lachlan and James on the call.
21st Century Fox today reported financial results for the full year and three months ended June 30, 2016.
National Geographic Channel made a number of big announcements during its summer 2016 TCA press tour Saturday, signaling the realization of the transformational vision to become the world's leading destination for premium science, adventure and exploration programming announced last year.
The Caped Crusader made his feature film debut 50 years ago in “Batman,” produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Film. The superhero movie was released on July 30, 1966, in Austin, Texas. Here are the original publicity posters, including those for French, German and British audiences.
The 2001 sci-fi action movie “Planet of the Apes,” produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Film, was adapted from the 1968 classic of the same name. It was released in U.S. theaters on July 27, 2001, and went on to finish as one of the top 10 worldwide grossing movies of the year.
FOX Networks Group’s shows were among some of the most talked about at the recent 2016 Comic-Con International, the world’s biggest pop culture and entertainment convention.
Fox Audience Strategy has announced that writer Ester Lou Weithers is this year’s FOX Writers Intensive (FWI) Fellow. Ester, who was selected from a group of 12 finalists announced earlier this year, has received a script development deal with FOX Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television.
With Chris Froome's record-breaking win at the final stage of the Tour de France on July 24, 21st Century Fox-sponsored Team Sky once again delivered on its reputation as the U.K.'s premier professional cycling team.
What audiences will see on the screen when they put on their 3-D glasses to watch “Ice Age: Collision Course” is just the tip of the iceberg. (Pun fully intended.) The artist-technicians at Blue Sky Studios created, watched and fine-tuned countless versions of the fifth “Ice Age” installment. The final cut, the one that audiences will enjoy, is the culmination of tireless collaboration and creative problem-solving.
Dr. Munazza Yaqoob and her students at the International Islamic University, Islamabad's Critical Thinking Forum spend most of the year researching the role of women in Pakistani society and in cultures around the world. Thanks to the efforts of Fox Studios and filmmaker Jennifer Lee, Dr. Yaqoob and the students got to expand their studies and their perspectives this summer through a special field trip to the Fox lot in Los Angeles.
21st Century Fox received a grand total of 103 Emmy Awards from the Television Academy today, which means there will be plenty of anticipation here when the winners are announced at the 68th Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 18.
FOX Networks Group is dedicated to the development of new technologies that give consumers more choice, control and convenience. The results speak for themselves: FOX Networks Group leads the industry in video on demand (VOD) with FOX and FX combining for six of the top 10 shows September through March. Today it’s taking a groundbreaking step forward to allow viewers to live stream FOX primetime programming across every TV market in the U.S. We talked with Brian Sullivan, president of digital for FOX Networks Group, to learn more about FOX’s big announcement.
“Independence Day” conquered theaters around the globe in 1996, finishing the year as the top worldwide grossing movie with an $817.4 million haul, despite lukewarm reviews. Thus, a film franchise was born.
“[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.’"
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,” 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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
National Geographic convened a group of travel industry leaders at its Washington, D.C. headquarters for "The Transformation of Travel," an afternoon dedicated to the future of global travel and the ways the industry is embracing sustainability. The June 9 event featured the owners of some of the properties selected for National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World program, a collection of lodges in locations around the world committed to operating sustainably, delivering unparalleled service and preserving the natural and cultural heritage of their local communities.
The cast and crew of this year's "The X-Files" event series on FOX made a concerted effort during production to give back to the communities in British Columbia, where they filmed. Building on the socially conscious themes of episodes like "Home Again," about gentrification in major cities, the team led projects to support the homeless community in Vancouver, which was standing in for Philadelphia in the episode.
During a Bernstein Thirty-Second Annual Strategic Decisions Conference 2016 session on the morning of June 1, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch sat down with Sanford C. Bernstein senior analyst Todd Juenger to touch on a wide range of topics.
Today, 21st Century Fox announced that it’s leading an $8 million B funding round for theSkimm, which curates news, events and information for millennials. The multi-platform audience company is aligned with 21CF’s endeavors to reach broader, more meaningful audiences across all platforms.
A cast of Hollywood actors including Max Greenfield ("New Girl"), Grace Gealey ("Empire"), Dascha Polanco ("Joy") and others gathered at the legendary Hilhaven Lodge in Beverly Hills to perform two short-film scripts written by teenage students from Ghetto Film School. The May 25 table reading event, co-hosted by 21st Century Fox CEO and GFS board member James Murdoch, served as both a celebration of and a fundraiser for the organization, which teaches filmmaking to young people from communities traditionally underrepresented in Hollywood.
Five of Afghanistan's leading female coaches, nonprofit directors and sports professionals recently visited the FOX Sports headquarters in Los Angeles to discuss how best to encourage young women in their home country to participate in sports. The International Visitors Council of Los Angeles (IVCLA) arranged the trip as part of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program for professional and cultural exchanges.
Ilene Chaiken, “Empire” executive producer and showrunner, was honored with a 2016 GLSEN Respect Award last evening at a ceremony in New York City for her work in representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people on television.
21st Century Fox hosted a special screening of 20th Century Fox Film’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” last night at the Ham Yard Hotel in London. Executive Chairmen Rupert Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch shared remarks at the event and were joined by special guests James McAvoy and Ben Hardy, who star in the action film. Also in attendance were friends of 21CF, business partners and other VIPs.
In front of an audience of about 2,500 advertisers, Fox executives, producers and others, Fox Networks Group presented its 2016-17 programming slate at the Beacon Theater in New York City. The presentation, which featured musical performances and guest appearances from FOX show talent, laid out the recent multiplatform achievements of FOX, FX, National Geographic Partners and FOX Sports. It also put a spotlight on the shows that are returning and debuting for FOX in the fall and winter.
On April 26, 21st Century Fox welcomed some of the top students from New York's Ghetto Film School onto the Fox Studios lot in Los Angeles for a day of workshops and masterclass conversations with company leaders. Angela Courtin, Chief Marketing Officer at FOX Broadcasting, and Phoebe Tisdale-Andrews, VP of Production, spoke to the young filmmakers about their journeys into the entertainment industry, as well as how they see the business changing over time.
National Geographic Partners made a splash earlier this week with a number of exciting announcements at its first NewFronts event since the formation of the expanded joint venture between 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society. The 2016-17 slate, which includes 10 new digital short series and an Instagram video series, highlights National Geographic’s ability to tell compelling multiplatform stories.
Last week, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal Q3 2016 financial results. Afterward, the company held an earnings call featuring Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch, CEO James Murdoch and CFO John Nallen. The call was an opportunity for 21CF to discuss the role it is playing in reimagining how consumers experience television, as well as opportunities to make its content more widely available. It was also a chance to confirm its plans to participate in a new live and on-demand video service from Hulu.
21st Century Fox today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2016.
In front of a packed house at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York Wednesday morning, Hulu used its 2016 upfront event to address reports that it will soon stream live television content. The video streaming service also announced the renewals of “The Mindy Project” and “The Path” at the upfront and offered a sneak peek at forthcoming content, including a Beatles documentary.
21st Century Fox has announced a contribution of more than $125,000 to the Malala Fund, an organization advocating for secondary girls' education around the world. The gift consists of funds raised through a company-wide employee matching program, as well as a social media campaign led by 21CF and the National Geographic Channel, and will help provide education for Syrian refugee children.
As part of 21st Century Fox's Earth Day celebrations, Fox colleagues in LA were treated to a special presentation by Ford Cochran, renowned geologist, journalist, educator and director of programming at National Geographic Expeditions.
Since the launch of its corporate sustainability program in 2007, 21st Century Fox has consistently made Earth Day a focal point of its yearly calendar, regularly extending its celebration into a full month of activities engaging colleagues around the world.
FOX’s blockbuster television drama “Empire” certainly has eye-popping numbers to boast about: a total multiplatform audience of 23 million, a more than 20 percent lead over the second most popular broadcast show and 39 nominations for a variety of prestigious awards, for example. But stopping at the show’s numbers and rankings is missing the larger story.
At the Second Annual Social Good Awards Breakfast in New York City, Cynopsis Media recognized FOX Sports Supports as this year's "Social Good Shining Star," while awarding several honorable mentions to programming at National Geographic. The April 7 event honored the television industry's outstanding social responsibility initiatives, for which 21st Century Fox brands received seven nominations.
What’s better than three “Avatar” sequels? Four of them. At the end of 20th Century Fox Film’s CinemaCon presentation today, filmmaker and driving force behind the first “Avatar” film James Cameron made a surprise appearance and announced that there will be four sequels to the highest-grossing film of all time, one more than previously announced. The sequels are scheduled to hit theaters Christmas 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2023.
Star India unveiled a new organizational structure today designed to better position the business for the next leg of its growth and to achieve its aggressive financial targets. The company will now be organized around five strategic business units.
Fox Networks Group is taking another step to ensure consumers are able to watch its leading-class content when they want, where they want by making FOX Broadcasting, FX, National Geographic and FOX Sports (including national sports and Regional Sports Networks) available on Sling TV’s new $20-per-month live beta multi-stream service.
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” ended its run as cable’s most-watched new show of 2016, averaging 12.6 million total viewers across all linear and non-linear platforms. The hit series has also amassed 143.9 million hours of time spent viewing, or 8.63 billion minutes, so far. That's the equivalent of 259 billion "views."
The Webby People’s Voice Awards sets out to honor “excellence on the Internet” each year, so it’s no surprise that National Geographic has notched 14 nominations, the second most of any organization in 2016. The 20th Annual Webby Awards selected nominees based on nearly 13,000 entries. The Webby People’s Voice Awards are determined based on how the public votes, so vote for National Geographic today.
The loss of his wife, pressure from his father-in-law and a bag of Peanut M&Ms stuck in a vending machine: These are the things that drive Davis Mitchell to the point of ruin.
“American Idol” has left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. The show exemplifies the rollicking, disruptive spirit that launched FOX Broadcasting Company in 1986, as well as 21CF’s mission to create choice for audiences around the globe.
To commemorate the series finale of FOX's groundbreaking reality series "American Idol," 21CF and the Give a Note Foundation announced a new wave of the 21st Century Fox Give a Note Grants, which will support up to 20 under-funded music education programs at schools across the United States.
Morgan Freeman is sometimes jokingly referred to as God, thanks to his well-known role in the film “Bruce Almighty.” But the renowned actor and narrator is making a more profound connection to spirituality – and he’s taking us along for the journey. “The Story of God” is the new six-part documentary series hosted by Morgan and premiering on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday, April 3, at 9/8c.
FX Networks does upfronts its own way: with a screening of the “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” season finale and a bowling party in New York City. Here are photos from the evening.
Star India’s revolutionary mobile entertainment product, hotstar, launched in early 2015 and has grown to boast more than 40,000 hours of content across drama, movies and sports, including cricket, football, kabaddi and local leagues. Today, the first day of a three-day global convention covering media and entertainment in India called FICCI FRAMES 2016, Star CEO Uday Shankar announced that hotstar has been downloaded 50 million times and that it will be rolled out to the rest of the world in the coming months.
On March 22, members of the Women of FOX Sports group volunteered at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), a nonprofit hospital providing care to more than 107,000 children each year. The event came as part of CHLA's annual #MakeMarchMatter campaign, through which the hospital aims to raise $1 million in support of its programs and services.
The second season of FOX’s hit musical drama “Empire” continues with its spring premiere on Wednesday, March 30, at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT. The episode, titled “Death Will Have His Day,” will reveal the aftermath of the show’s midseason finale.
On behalf of 21st Century Fox’s many creative partners and colleagues who choose to film their projects in the beautiful state of Georgia, we join the growing coalition of businesses in asking Governor Deal to veto this bill.
On March 20, 1985, News Corporation Limited announced that it had agreed to purchase 50 percent of TCF Holdings Inc., which owned 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, for $162 million. As part of the deal, News Corporation loaned $88 million to TCF. Here's a look at the press release and News Corporation announcement of the deal.
The world’s first Easter egg hunt will be televised on Sunday, March 20, when FOX airs the new animated special “Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade.” The special, which will air at 7:30/6:30c, features Scrat, Manny, Sid, Diego and other “Ice Age” characters along with special guests. An exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming film “Ice Age: Collision Course” will air during the special.
FOX is following up its hit musical event “Grease: Live” with another special: “The Passion.” The live, two-hour musical event will air on Palm Sunday, March 20, at 8 p.m. EDT, and will be shot in nine iconic locations in New Orleans. “The Passion,” which tells the story of the last hours of Jesus Christ’s life on earth, features actor, writer, producer, director and New Orleans native Tyler Perry as its host and narrator.
On March 9, the Fox | HBCU Media Alliance wrapped the “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) screening and Talk Back Tour. The multi-city tour was headlined by members of the cast from the FX Networks hit series, including Cuba Gooding, Jr., Sterling K. Brown, Courtney B. Vance and director John Singleton, all of whom participated in dynamic conversations that touched on the issues relevant to the series’ themes of race, celebrity, discrimination, police corruption and sexism.
Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman were presented the National Champion for Children Award at the Alliance for Children’s Rights' 24th Annual Dinner on Thursday, March 10. Dana and Gary were honored for their efforts to advance the lives of at-risk children, fight poverty and improve access to healthcare.
FX’s hit drama “The Americans” is making its Season 4 premiere tonight at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT. The first episode of the new season is titled “Glanders” and will pick up where last season’s finale ended.
FOX is getting back into late-night sketch comedy with a new series called “Party Over Here,” which is premiering tomorrow at 11 p.m. EST/PST. The half-hour show is brought to you by executive producers The Lonely Island – or the trio known as Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. Actor/comedian Paul Scheer is also an executive producer and one of the show’s directors.
At today’s Multichannel Wonder Women celebration in New York, Fox Group EVP of Litigation Jill Ratner was honored as a Wonder Woman. The annual gala luncheon, co-hosted by Multichannel News and the New York chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications, honors female executives in cable television and communications. This year, 13 Wonder Women were selected by the editors of Multichannel News.
FOX Sports is taking the Big East men’s basketball tournament where it’s never been before: virtual reality. The 2016 tournament, which kicks off Wednesday, March 9, at Madison Square Garden, will be aired on FS1 through the semifinals, with the final airing Saturday, March 12, on FOX. All games will be available for streaming on the FOX Sports GO app.
On Feb. 18, 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Channel launched a new social media campaign to drive support and awareness for girls' education. The initiative extends through March 10, giving viewers the chance to celebrate this year's International Women's Day by taking part in the campaign and contributing to the education of the more than 60 million young women who are out of school around the world.
“New Girl” introduced the world to a heartbroken Jess Day and her three single male roommates when the show premiered in September 2011. On Tuesday, March 8, at 8/7c, FOX’s hit comedy series starring Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris and Hannah Simone will air its 100th episode.
Phil Miller thought he was the lone surviving human after a virus swept across the planet – but he was wrong, and now he’s living through a different kind of fallout. “The Last Man on Earth,” FOX’s post-apocalyptic comedy starring Will Forte as Phil (who now goes by his middle name, Tandy), is making its return Sunday, March 6, at 9:30/8:30c.
The Television Club at Bishop Kearney High School recently received a state-of-the-art renovation of its studio, thanks to 21st Century Fox. The company purchased new equipment for the school’s student-run news station, WBKS, and professionals from Fox 5 trained the students on how to operate it.
Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. is a perceptive private pathologist who has a gift for noticing details in bodies that others usually miss. This talent makes Rosewood, the title character for the FOX series that goes by the same name, a helpful partner for the Miami Police Department, not to mention an entertaining character to watch. “Rosewood” makes its return tonight, March 2, at 8/7c. The midseason premiere is titled “Paralytics and Priorities.”
Eric Shanks, FOX Sports president, COO and executive producer, spoke with Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Daniel Swinburne at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference today. During the 38-minute discussion, Eric touched on a wide range of topics, including regional sports networks (RSNs), the big sports opportunity in India and the importance of non-event sports programming.
20th Century Fox Film won four Oscars at the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 28. Here’s a list of their wins and some exclusive photos from the event.
Michael “Eddie” Edwards won the hearts of people around the world with his memorable ski-jumping performance at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics – and he’s about to win even more starting this weekend. “Eddie the Eagle,” hitting theaters Friday, Feb. 26, will send you home flying high with inspiration.
FOX Sports and the National Geographic Channels are among the nominees for the Second Annual Cynopsis Social Good Awards, which honor the entertainment industry's outstanding social responsibility initiatives. The winners will be announced at the Social Good Awards Breakfast on Thursday, April 7, in New York City.
Television has walked onto an uneven playing field, but at least it still measures true ad impressions. Joe Marchese, president of Advanced Advertising Products at Fox Networks Group (FNG), made this point and others at Re/code’s Code/Media 2016 conference in Dana Point, California, on Thursday.
Often called the “Super Bowl of NASCAR,” the Daytona 500, which FOX will broadcast on Sunday, kicks off the NASCAR season with a bang. But the Super Bowl comparison underscores a key difference between NASCAR and other televised sports like the NFL, NBA or MLB, which spend their seasons building toward a grand finale at the end.
In celebration of the exclusive global television premiere of "He Named Me Malala," Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim’s feature documentary about the life of Nobel Laureate and activist Malala Yousafzai, 21st Century Fox and National Geographic launched a new social media campaign today to drive support and awareness for girls’ right to education no matter where they are in the world.
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 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.
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.
21st Century Fox today reported financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2015.
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.
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.
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.
“Grease: Live” isn’t done yet: FOX’s hit live musical event is partnering with DoSomething.org for its annual Teens for Jeans campaign, which calls youth in the U.S. to collect gently used jeans for donation to local shelters.
“Grease: Live” is the word! The live, one-night musical event was a hit with viewers and critics alike. It drew a same-day audience of 12.2 million, marking FOX’s most-watched Sunday in nearly 13 years, excluding sports. We spoke with David Madden, president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company, the morning after to get his perspective on the show.
The two-night premiere celebrating the return of “The X-Files” to FOX set new worldwide ratings records with more than 50 million viewers in the first three days. Here are some highlights.
FX's "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" will reveal a side of the O.J. Simpson trial you’ve never seen before. Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book "The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson," the new limited series will premiere on FX on Feb. 2, at 10 p.m. EST.
The truth is out there for “The X-Files” fans – and by “there” we mean The Grove in Los Angeles. To celebrate the return of "The X-Files," Fox crash landed a UFO in the popular shopping and entertainment center. The new six-episode miniseries event starts with a two-night premiere on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST, on Fox.
It’s been more than 10 years in the making, but Ryan Reynolds is finally starring as the titular (and titillating) character in 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool,” hitting theaters Feb. 12.
FOX and FX took the stage at the winter 2016 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 15 and 16, respectively.
The Paley Media Council’s CES 2016 Review, which took place on Jan. 12 in New York City, aimed to filter out the noise and put the spotlight on the larger themes at play at this year’s technology event.
A man from Bakersfield, California, dared to dream big – so he enrolled at an esteemed clowning school in Paris. Chip Baskets eventually returned home in defeat and took a job as a local rodeo clown, his first step in his tortured road to clown legitimacy. This is the backdrop for “Baskets,” the new FX comedy, which premieres Jan. 21.
21st Century Fox’s film and television businesses walked out of Sunday’s 2016 Golden Globes Awards show with eight total awards. Here are some photos from the FOX after-party.
National Geographic Channel celebrates its 15th anniversary today. The cable TV channel, which launched in the U.S. on Jan. 7, 2001, was meant “for people who are learned, and for people who are just fascinated by the subject matter,” vice president of communications Russell A. Howard said at the time.