The Birth of a Nation

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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.

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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.

Ghetto Film School COO Kisha Cameron Dingle and Nate Parker sit down for a Q&A with GFS students after a screening of "The Birth of a Nation."
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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.

Aya Cash as Gretchen Cutler, Kether Donohue as Lindsay Jillian, Desmin Borges as Edgar Quintero, Chris Geere as Jimmy Shive-Overly in "You're the Worst."
Photo credit: Byron Cohen/FX
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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.

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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.

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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.