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Company

This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses includes a spotlight on National Geographic’s new series “Mars,” FOX News notching record ratings during Election Week, FX Networks setting a premiere date for “Taboo” and more.

Social Impact

To celebrate the release of “Hidden Figures,” 20th Century Fox’s upcoming film following three female African American mathematicians during the 1960’s Space Race, 21st Century Fox has teamed with PepsiCo to launch “The Search for Hidden Figures,” a contest encouraging young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Social Impact

21st Century Fox and Give a Note Foundation honored the legacy of “American Idol” this summer by asking students, parents and the general public to nominate exceptional music educators as “Music Education Idols.” This week, 21CF and Give a Note are highlighting the importance of music education in schools by awarding 20 “MusicEd Idols” $1,000 grants for each of their school’s music programs.

Photo by Ronan Donovan/National Geographic
Social Impact

I first learned about National Geographic’s Photo Camp when I was compiling footage for a year-end impact video for the Society. I began asking around and discovered that a Photo Camp was going to take place with youth from Baltimore in Shenandoah National Park and would involve Nat Geo photographers John Stanmeyer and Amy Toensing. Little did I know that this simple footage search would turn into one of the most profound experiences of my life.

Leonardo DiCaprio diving with scientist Jeremy Jackson discussing the oceans in "Before the Flood."
TV

National Geographic will kick off its first ever Earth Week on Sunday, Oct. 30, launching six straight days of primetime programming focused on climate change. 

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.

Social Impact

Last week, 21st Century Fox launched 21CF Impact week, giving more than 1,000 of its colleagues opportunities to make a positive impact in the local communities where they live and work.

National Geographic Explorer-in-Resident Enric Sala and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Social Impact

In honor of the upcoming worldwide commercial-free broadcast of “Before the Flood,” the new documentary from Academy Award winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens exploring the global effects of climate change, 21st Century Fox and National Geographic have launched a new social media campaign to drive support for the conservation of endangered wildlife and ecosystems.

Social Impact

As part of 21st Century Fox’s commitment to making a positive impact in the local communities where its colleagues live and work, the company is launching 21CF Impact Week. The inaugural week of nationwide service starts today.

Social Impact

In its latest campaign, STAR India’s No.1 Hindi general entertainment channel, STAR Plus, has recruited three of India’s biggest cricket stars for a series of television promos to combat stereotypes and push the agenda for the country’s half-billion women.