20th Century Fox Film

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Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes a big night for Donald Glover and FX’s “Atlanta” at the Emmys, Fox’s new TV Everywhere experience, 20th Century Fox Film Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider on a variety of topics (including the future of Wolverine), and more.

Heritage

Though rarely used today, slant boards (also known as leaning boards) were commonly found on movie sets. They were designed to allow reclining without wrinkling neatly pressed costumes, reclining when the costume was too snug for the actor to sit or reclining when the immense weight of the costume limited mobility.

Company

Yesterday, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal year and Q4 2017 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 a wide range of topics, including the exciting growth in the DMVPD marketplace, reaching customers in increasingly diverse ways, the strength of 21CF’s TV and film businesses, and more.

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Events

21st Century Fox was well-represented at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017 last weekend, as 20th Century Fox Film, FX Networks, FOX Broadcasting Company and National Geographic provided plenty of trailers, panels, parties and activations for fans. Here’s a quick rundown.

Heritage

Here is a selection of concept art from “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (2011), which was produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Film. 

Heritage

Adam West, notably known for his role as the titular character Batman (the film was produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Film in 1966), created a formidable connection with his fan base, nationally and internationally. In homage to Adam, who will forever be a pop culture icon and hero, we are sharing a few of our favorite photographs of him with his ever-dedicated fans.

He is and will be greatly missed.

Heritage

While the film experienced a few production challenges, some of the most spectacular sets were created for “Cleopatra,” which premiered in New York City on June 12, 1963.

Company

Yesterday, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal Q3 2017 financial results. Afterward, the company held an earnings call featuring Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch, CEO James Murdoch and CFO John Nallen. It was an opportunity for 21CF to discuss a wide range of topics, including 21CF’s strategic priorities, the digital MVPD revolution, 20th Century Fox Film’s strength and new advertising leadership for Fox Networks Group.

Film

“ALIEN: COVENANT” arrives in theaters Friday, May 19, but fans can become immersed in the universe even sooner with “ALIEN: COVENANT In Utero,” a virtual reality experience arriving to all major VR platforms today.

Heritage

Thirty years ago this month, “Raising Arizona” was released widely in U.S. theaters. This was Joel and Ethan Cohen’s second film, which they wrote and directed.