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FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf was honored with the Corporate Leadership Award at the T. Howard Foundation’s 24th Annual Diversity Awards Dinner on Wednesday, March 29, in New York. The fundraising event recognizes and celebrates industry leaders and companies committed to diversifying the media and entertainment industry.

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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)
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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.” 

Reggie Rock Bythewood, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Stephan James, Jill Hennessy, Sanaa Lathan and Mack Wilds attends FOX's "Shots Fired" New York Screening at The Paley Center for Media on March 9, 2017, in New York City. (Photo by Al Pereira/FOX/PictureGroup) 
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In advance of the upcoming TV premiere of “Shots Fired” on March 22, FOX has organized a screening series followed by conversations between the producers, cast and various community leaders, activists and members of law enforcement across the country.

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This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes a huge debut weekend for “Logan,” 21CF CFO John Nallen’s optimistic outlook for U.S. pay TV subscribers, Star Plus’ “Nayi Soch” gender equality promo getting more than 40 million digital views, FX Networks renewing “Taboo” and “Baskets,” and more.

Katie Couric, host of "Gender Revolution" (second from left); and Courteney Monroe, CEO of National Geographic Global Networks (middle) at the Social Good Awards.
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On Thursday, March 2, Cynopsis Media honored National Geographic with its inaugural Impact Award in the Network category at their third annual Social Good Awards in New York City. The Social Good Awards recognize brands, campaigns and individuals for outstanding work in areas ranging from environmental initiatives to voter registration to combating addiction.

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21st Century Fox’s Star India and Bollywood star Aamir Khan have partnered again on a new brand film for Star India’s ongoing “Nayi Soch” (“New Thinking’) campaign.

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In partnership with UCLA Anderson School of Management, FOX Sports Networks hosted 50 visiting sports executives from China last week. Working with the China Europe International Business School, UCLA facilitated a program on Sports & Leisure Management with the goal of expanding China’s national sports outreach.

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In The New York Times’ Sunday Review opinion section, senior managing director at Lazard Freres & Co., lawyer and civil rights activist Vernon Jordan wrote a personal reflection inspired by “Hidden Figures.”

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This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes free screenings of “Hidden Figures” in honor of Black History Month, STAR India partnering with TED on a new Hindi talk show, “Legion” notching strong ratings and more.