This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses covers a lot of ground, including 21CF Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch talking about a wide range of topics, 20th Century Fox Film partnering with AFI to create more opportunities for female film directors, big ratings for FX Networks’ new show “Atlanta,” Fox Searchlight buying “Jackie,” a brief history of FX and more.
- Lachlan Murdoch dismisses ‘fixer upper’ Viacom channels, defends FOX News (The Hollywood Reporter)
- AFI, 20th Century Fox team up to increase number of female movie directors (Variety)
- ‘Atlanta’ scores biggest basic cable premiere since 2013 (The Wrap)
- Fox buys Stan Lee life rights for 1970s-set action adventure movie (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Fox Searchlight buys ‘Jackie’ as Natalie Portman enters the Oscar race (Variety)
- FOX News co-presidents sign multiyear contracts (The New York Times)
- How FX became TV’s best, most reliable network (HitFix)
- ‘Grease: Live’ gives live TV musicals Emmy cachet with four wins (Deadline)
- ‘Archer’ picks up first Outstanding Animated Series Emmy win (Deadline)
- Baseball drama ‘Pitch’ vows to get the game right (The Wall Street Journal)
- ‘American Horror Story: Roanoke’ ratings steady with 2015’s ‘Hotel’ in debut (Deadline)
- FOX Sports streams college football match in virtual reality (Variety)
Enjoy the weekend!