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Fox Audience Strategy has announced that writer Ester Lou Weithers is this year’s FOX Writers Intensive (FWI) Fellow. Ester, who was selected from a group of 12 finalists announced earlier this year, has received a script development deal with FOX Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television.

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With Chris Froome's record-breaking win at the final stage of the Tour de France on July 24, 21st Century Fox-sponsored Team Sky once again delivered on its reputation as the U.K.'s premier professional cycling team.

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Dr. Munazza Yaqoob and her students at the International Islamic University, Islamabad's Critical Thinking Forum spend most of the year researching the role of women in Pakistani society and in cultures around the world. Thanks to the efforts of Fox Studios and filmmaker Jennifer Lee, Dr. Yaqoob and the students got to expand their studies and their perspectives this summer through a special field trip to the Fox lot in Los Angeles.

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National Geographic magazine Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg and photojournalist Charlie Hamilton James came to the Fox lot last week to talk to employees about the magazine’s mission of storytelling, science and exploration.

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National Geographic gave 15 Apsáalooke youth from the Crow Native American Reservation in Montana the chance to learn photography and writing during National Geographic Photo Camp from June 8-12.

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20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have partnered with Save the Children for a new emergency preparedness PSA campaign featuring the beloved characters from the upcoming animated adventure "Ice Age: Collision Course."

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Taraji P. Henson, Golden Globe-winning actress known to millions as Cookie Lyon on the hit FOX drama "Empire," was honored with the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television on June 15 for her contributions to women's role in the entertainment industry.

Photo courtesy of Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort
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National Geographic convened a group of travel industry leaders at its Washington, D.C. headquarters for "The Transformation of Travel," an afternoon dedicated to the future of global travel and the ways the industry is embracing sustainability. The June 9 event featured the owners of some of the properties selected for National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World program, a collection of lodges in locations around the world committed to operating sustainably, delivering unparalleled service and preserving the natural and cultural heritage of their local communities.

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The cast and crew of this year's "The X-Files" event series on FOX made a concerted effort during production to give back to the communities in British Columbia, where they filmed. Building on the socially conscious themes of episodes like "Home Again," about gentrification in major cities, the team led projects to support the homeless community in Vancouver, which was standing in for Philadelphia in the episode.

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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.