GLAAD Media Awards recognize ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ ‘The Shape of Water,’ more Fox projects for outstanding LGBTQ representation

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Eleven film and television projects from 21st Century Fox businesses received nominations for the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The awards honor media and entertainment for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community (LGBTQ), as well as the issues that affect their lives. The winners will be announced at…

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This week in 21CF news: Oscar nominations, FOX Sports owning the fall, ‘The Greatest Showman’ a box office hit

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This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes the company’s industry-leading 27 Oscar nominations, FOX Sports’ strong showing in the fall, “The Greatest Showman” as a sleeper hit and more. Oscars 2018: ‘Shape of Water’ leads with 13 nominations (Variety) ‘Logan’ breaks ground with adapted screenplay Oscar nomination (The Hollywood…

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21CF releases ‘Battle of the Sexes’ DVD and curriculum for free to educators to encourage conversation on gender and LGBT issues

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21st Century Fox has strengthened its partnership with the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) with the release of a free “Battle of the Sexes” curriculum guide for the classroom. Inspired by the true story of world tennis champion and WSF founder, Billie Jean King, the curriculum offers materials for teachers to guide their students through discussions on sexism, LGBT rights, inclusion and the…

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21CF and Endemol Shine Group CEO Sophie Turner Laing host special screening of Fox Searchlight’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’ in London

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Endemol Shine Group CEO Sophie Turner Laing and 21st Century Fox co-hosted a screening of Fox Searchlight’s “Battle of the Sexes” last evening in London. The event was held ahead of the U.K. release for “Battle of the Sexes” (Friday, Nov. 24) and celebrated the achievements of the women portrayed in the film. 21CF owns…

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Sen. Shelley Moore Capito helps introduce Washington, D.C., to Fox Searchlight’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’

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21st Century Fox’s Washington, D.C., public affairs team hosted an advanced screening of Fox Searchlight’s “Battle of the Sexes” earlier this week, along with the Washington Kastles tennis team and the Women’s Sports Foundation. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), an avid tennis player, joined Washington Kastles founder and owner Mark Ein to introduce the film.…

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21CF celebrates female athletes by donating portion of ‘Battle of the Sexes’ ticket sales to Women’s Sports Foundation

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To mark the release of “Battle of the Sexes” (in theaters Friday, Sept. 22), the new Fox Searchlight film about the legendary tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, parent company 21st Century Fox will donate a portion of ticket sales to the Women’s Sports Foundation, founded by King to empower female athletes. For every ticket sold…

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