Lachlan Murdoch

Company

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.

Heritage

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.

Social Impact

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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TV

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.”

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.

Industry

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.

Company

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.

Company

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.

Events

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.

Company

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.