21CF news recap for the week ending November 30, 2018

Fox Nation launches, FX wins diversity award, FOX News remains most-watched cable network

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This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes the launch of Fox Nation, big ratings for the Michigan vs. Ohio State game, “The Favourite” with a big bow, FX Networks winning a diversity award and more.

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21CF unveils Fox DP Lab to expand opportunities for female cinematographers

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21st Century Fox recently held the inaugural Fox DP Lab, which introduced experienced female cinematographers (also known as Directors of Photography, or “DPs”) to Fox producers, DPs, directors, creative and production executives, and influential BTL agents through on-Lot roundtables and networking opportunities. The Lab also featured set visits to “Call of the Wild” (Twentieth Century…

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21CF Chats: FX Network’s Jonathan Frank on ‘Mayans M.C.’ and diversity in storytelling

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FX’s EVP of Current Series Programming and Production also talks about “Always Sunny” Four years after FX Networks’ highest-rated antihero drama “Sons of Anarchy” (“Sons”) bade adieu to its legion of diehard fans, its spin-off is finally here – meet “Mayans M.C.” (Mayans Motorcycle Club), co-created by “Sons” creator Kurt Sutter and writer Elgin James.…

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21CF hosts 2018 PromaxBDA Promo Pathway graduation ceremony, bringing fresh new voices into entertainment marketing

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As one of the leading sponsors of Promo Pathway, PromaxBDA’s yearlong program for college students with diverse voices to gain experience in entertainment marketing, 21st Century Fox recently welcomed this year’s class of 14 graduates to the Fox Studios Lot in Los Angeles to showcase their portfolios and celebrate their graduation. Students played the on-air…

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FX’s summer 2018 TCA announcements

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“Fargo” Season 4 with Chris Rock, “Devs,” “Shōgun,” diversity update and more FX followed FOX by making a handful of big announcements and updates of its own at the summer 2018 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Beverly Hills, California, last week. The network also led the pack at the TCA Awards for the…

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Nat Geo hosts Geena Davis during ‘Diversity & Inclusion Day’ in Washington, D.C.

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National Geographic recently hosted award-winning actor and gender equality advocate Geena Davis during its “D&I Day” event, which included an executive panel discussion and celebration of 21CF’s Colleague Network & Resource Groups (CNRGs) expansion in Washington, D.C. The employee-led CNRGs, which are formed around shared identity, interests or pursuits, are supported by 21CF Global Inclusion…

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21CF CEO James Murdoch at Code Conference 2018

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Proposed deal with Disney, diversity of voices, empowering customers, leading by example During his session at Recode’s 2018 Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch sat down with Recode’s senior editor of media Peter Kafka to talk about a wide range of topics. During their conversation on Tuesday, May…

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Women@21CF welcomes Vernā Myers to New York to speak to colleagues about gender inclusion

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During her presentation, Vernā defined gender inclusion, explained unconscious bias and talked about how to use positions of privilege Earlier this week, about 200 colleagues from across 21st Century Fox’s businesses met in New York to hear renowned speaker, author and activist Vernā Myers talk about “The Business Imperative and Tools to Move Gender Equality…

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National Geographic magazine unveils ‘The Race Issue,’ marks start of series exploring race and diversity in America

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National Geographic magazine’s special April 2018 issue will be dedicated to the topic of race and how it defines, separates and unites us. “The Race Issue,” announced today and available in its entirety online now, hits newsstands March 27. It will kick off National Geographic’s “Diversity in America” series for the rest of 2018, which…

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Fox Writers Lab 2018: TV writers with diverse voices join elite fellowship program

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21CF Global Inclusion has selected eight participants in the seventh annual Fox Writers Lab, a highly selective program for emerging TV writers with diverse backgrounds and life experiences. The writers will participate in a four-month intensive on the Fox Studio Lot in Los Angeles that focuses on developing original material, honing skills, and exploring the media…

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