Ghetto Film School

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.

Company

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.

(L-R Barbara Broccoli, Kyra Peters, Ray Gurrola, Gillian Lyons, Emma Thompson, Stacey Snider, Keith Burrus)
Social Impact

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.” 

Social Impact

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.

Social Impact

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.

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."
Social Impact

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.

Photo by Scott Kirkland/PictureGroup
Company

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.

Social Impact

For teenage filmmakers in New York and Los Angeles, Ghetto Film School provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to receive a rigorous, college-level film education, all at no cost to its students. Through its Fellows Program, the organization guides its members through both the art and business of moviemaking, giving them the tools they need to navigate professional careers in a creative field.

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Actor Jamie Hector (fourth from left) and students attend the Ghetto Film School Table Read event held at Brett Ratner's Hilhaven Lodge in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
Social Impact

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.

Social Impact

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.