21CF news recap for the week ending November 9, 2018

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21CF earnings, a PG-13 Deadpool, Bohemian Rhapsody makes the rocking world go ‘round This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes first quarter earnings, Disney transaction approval from the European Commission, the Fox DP Lab’s inaugural class of female cinematographers, FOX News calls the U.S. midterm elections, and talk of a $1B FOX Sports World Series deal. Fox DP Lab Announces Inaugural Class Of Eight Female Cinematographers (Deadline Hollywood) How Fox News Called the 2018 Midterms Before Rivals (Variety)…

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Fox Searchlight’s ‘The Favourite’ Leads BIFA Nominations

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“The Favourite,” a “cheeky” drama loosely based on the true story of two cousins competing for the attention of Britain’s Queen Anne, has garnered 13 nominations for this year’s  British Independent Film Awards  – including Olivia Colman for Best Actress, Best Film, Director, Screenplay and for its supporting cast Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. “We’re thrilled that “The Favourite” has been singled out by the BIFA ,” says Fox Searchlight Chairman Nancy Utley. “We hope there will be an outpouring of appreciation for the…

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Innovative Leadership–The General Managers Pushing FOX Television Stations’ Success

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A closer look at a few of the GMs responsible for innovation and performance at three FOX Television Stations This has been an exciting time for the FOX Television Stations–having received the 2018 TV Station Group of the Year, and seeing CEO Jack Abernethy awarded Broadcaster of the Year. Led by these successes, along with the vision and support of progressive corporate executives, each of the 28 stations has steadily increased the hours of live, local news and other programming. Here, we highlight three…

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FOX’S INAUGURAL CONTENT INNOVATION PROGRAM

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This summer, Fox launched a new program focused on exploring emerging forms of storytelling enabled by new technologies. Behind the Lights, spoke with the sponsors of this initiative to learn more. The Fox Content Innovation Program is a collaboration between the Fox Innovation Lab and TCFF Strategy & Business Development, which is a research and development center for new technology and consumer experiences that works across 21CF including the film and television departments. Both groups share a goal of bringing new models of innovation…

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21CF holds one-of-a-kind “Inclusion Week,” uniting thousands of global colleagues around the theme of inclusion

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From October 15 to 19, 21st Century Fox colleagues joined in conversation with thought-provoking innovators, educators, authors and artists from around the globe… all focused on the theme of inclusion. Inclusion Week featured 45 speakers at events in more than a dozen cities across four continents, including Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., London, Bangalore, Bangkok, Mexico City, Santiago and São Paolo, among others; with each presentation available for the company’s colleagues around the world to live stream or watch on demand. “We hope…

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Fox Archives: 90th anniversary of the Fox Studio Lot

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On Oct. 28, 1928, the Fox Studio Lot (then known as Movietone City) officially opened its doors with a commemorative dedication ceremony. At the time, the film industry was facing many changes as it shifted its focus toward including sound in motion pictures. William Fox, 20th Century Fox’s founding father, along with studio execs Winfield Sheehan and Sol Wurtzel, understood the potential of marrying sound and motion picture film. So they decided that Movietone City was to be the first facility built specifically to…

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Fox Archives: 65th anniversaries for 3 Marilyn Monroe films

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Twentieth Century Fox films “Niagara,” “How to Marry a Millionaire” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” – three films that highlight the star power of Marilyn Monroe – are each enjoying its 65th anniversary in 2018. To celebrate, we’ll take a look back at the films with memories of the Los Angeles and New York premieres, posters, and wardrobe illustrations.

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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. The Mayans crew first appeared in the original as antagonists of the Jax Teller clan; but over seven seasons, the two gangs slowly became pseudo-allies. With Edward James Olmos…

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21CF news recap for the week ending October 5, 2018

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New “Fox” executive appointments, strong ratings for “Last Man Standing,” “Free Solo” hits theaters, Season 2 for “Mayans M.C.” This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes new “Fox’s” announcement of executive leaders, strong ratings for FOX’s fall premieres, “Mayans M.C.” getting Season 2 at FX Networks, National Geographic Documentary’s “Free Solo” hitting theaters, Fox News notching 67 consecutive quarters as the No. 1 cable news network and more.

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