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.

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

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.


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.

FOX TV Group Co-Chairman and CEO Dana Walden and FOX entertainment president David Madden 


FOX and FX took the stage at the Summer 2016 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, California, on Aug. 8 and 9, respectively. FX led the TCA Awards with 3 Awards for “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and 1 for “The Americans.” At the event, FOX shed light on the scheduling move for “Pitch." The highly anticipated MLB produced dramedy will move from Midseason to Fall, giving it the exposure of Empire and the World Series.

Ghetto Film School
Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for Ghetto Film School/AP Images
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.