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Zazie Beetz as Van, Donald Glover as Earnest Marks in "Atlanta"
Photo credit: Guy D'Alema/FX
Company

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.

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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.