National Geographic’s Unique Lodges showcase the sustainable future of the travel industry

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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…

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21CF Chats: Executive Producer, FIFA World Cup on FOX, David Neal on Copa America and soccer as a ‘Big 4’ sport in the U.S.

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It may have taken a while, but the strong viewership for the 2016 Copa America Centenario tournament, along with the record-setting viewership for the Women’s World Cup 2015, finally cements soccer as one of the “Big 4” sports in the U.S., according to David Neal, executive producer of FIFA World Cup for FOX Sports. The…

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Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how ‘The X-Files’ helped the homeless and raised money for charity

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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…

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Fox Archives: Rare photos of the 1938 premiere of ‘In Old Chicago’ at the Four Star Theatre in Los Angeles

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As part of the Fox Archives’ Notable Title project, I am currently processing (organizing, rehousing and cataloging) the film “In Old Chicago,” which was produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Film in 1938. In addition to being almost 80 years old, this film: Won two Oscars and was nominated for another four (one of…

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21CF Chats: Ghetto Film School students talk TV, the creative process and working with Fox on international promos for ‘Outcast’

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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…

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21CF Chats: theSkimm co-founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin on building a fervent audience, finding the right voice, more

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Earlier this week, 21st Century Fox announced that it was leading an $8 million funding round for theSkimm, a multi-platform audience company that curates news and events for millennials. To get a better idea of how theSkimm has managed to gather, engage and grow an audience of more than 3.5 million active subscribers in less…

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‘Empire’ exec producer and showrunner Ilene Chaiken honored with GLSEN Respect Award for representing LGBT people on TV

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Ilene Chaiken, “Empire” executive producer and showrunner, was honored with a 2016 GLSEN Respect Award last evening at a ceremony in New York City for her work in representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people on television. GLSEN is a national education organization that aims to ensure safe and affirming schools for all students.…

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21CF leads $8 million funding round for multi-platform audience company theSkimm

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Today, 21st Century Fox announced that it’s leading an $8 million B funding round for theSkimm, which curates news, events and information for millennials. The multi-platform audience company is aligned with 21CF’s endeavors to reach broader, more meaningful audiences across all platforms. theSkimm, founded by entrepreneurs Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin about four years ago,…

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Ghetto Film School’s teen filmmakers have scripts read by Hollywood stars at event co-hosted by James Murdoch and Brett Ratner

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A cast of Hollywood actors including Max Greenfield (“New Girl”), Grace Gealey (“Empire”), Dascha Polanco (“Joy”) and others gathered at the legendary Hilhaven Lodge in Beverly Hills to perform two short-film scripts written by teenage students from Ghetto Film School. The May 25 table reading event, co-hosted by 21st Century Fox CEO and GFS board member James…

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