This week in 21CF news: Fox Searchlight acquires ‘Isle of Dogs,’ ’24: Legacy’ creator talks franchise, ‘Peak TV’ endures

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This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses includes Fox Searchlight acquiring rights to Wes Anderson’s next film, the co-creator of “24: Legacy” on how the new show fits into the franchise, “Peak TV” continuing in 2016 and more. Fox Searchlight acquires Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ in world rights deal (Deadline) ‘24:…

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Fox Archives: 35 years ago… ‘Taps’ (1981)

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The film “Taps,” produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Film, was released in December 1981 and went on to gross nearly $36 million domestically. The drama about a group of military cadets fighting to protect their academy from real estate developers starred George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn and Ronny Cox,…

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This week in 21CF news: 21CF’s proposed acquisition of Sky, Golden Globes nominations, FX Networks at the Critics’ Choice Awards

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This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses includes 21CF’s proposed acquisition of Sky, this year’s Golden Globes nominations (21CF has 19 nominations this year), FX Networks’ big showing at the Critics’ Choice Awards, FOX News Channel as 2016’s most watched basic cable network and more. 21st Century Fox reaches $14.8 billion deal…

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Lachlan Murdoch discusses 21CF’s diversity strategy and global business with the Latino Donor Collaborative

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During a sit-down conversation at a conference hosted Tuesday by the Latino Donor Collaborative, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch sat down with LDC Co-Founder and Chairman Sol Trujillo to discuss a wide range of topics. The discussion, titled “The Latino Imperative: The News Media Reflects and Projects on Latinos’ Place in Post-Election America,”…

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STAR TV started broadcasting its full channel lineup on this day in 1991, blazing a new trail in India (video)

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STAR India’s remarkable journey is intimately linked to the evolution of the modern Indian identity. Through the lens of Indian media’s history — specifically the role of STAR TV — we see a shining example of television blazing a pathway toward national self-knowledge. India’s first major state-run satellite broadcast INSAT didn’t arrive until 1982, and…

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21CF and the Paley Center screen ‘Hidden Figures’ for high-school students, host panel discussion on women in STEM

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Nearly 200 New York City high school students gathered at the Paley Center for Media on Dec. 10 to celebrate “Hidden Figures,” the highly anticipated feature from 20th Century Fox revealing the untold story of three African American women who played major roles in the Space Race of the 1960s. The students were treated to an exclusive advance…

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This week in 21CF news: 21CF’s possible offer for Sky, James Murdoch on streaming, FOX News’ post-election strength

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This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses includes 21st Century Fox’s in-principle agreement to acquire Sky, 21CF CEO James Murdoch talking about the appeal of the streaming business, FOX News going strong after the election, live commercials for the Super Bowl on FOX and more. 21st Century Fox in talks to buy…

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James Murdoch talks NFL ratings, sports rights, VR, FOX News and streaming at Business Insider’s IGNITION conference

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During his Tuesday session at Business Insider’s annual IGNITION conference, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch sat down with Business Insider Editor-in-Chief Henry Blodget to discuss a variety of business and industry topics. The conversation covered new OTT entrants, football ratings, the cost of sports rights, theatrical windows, virtual reality and FOX News. New OTT…

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The Hollywood Reporter’s 2016 Women in Entertainment spotlights 21CF’s female leadership

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21st Century Fox has 13 colleagues chosen for The Hollywood Reporter’s 2016 Women in Entertainment Power 100, an annual list of “female heavy hitters” in the industry. 21CF is once again well-represented on the list, underscoring the breadth of its female leadership across the company’s film and television businesses, where more than a dozen women…

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