7 key quotes from Lachlan Murdoch at the 2016 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference

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During his 45-minute session at the 2016 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference on Sept. 14, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch touched on the company’s strong upstream position, the company’s continual investment in brands and content, and STAR India’s impressive growth, among other topics. Here are seven key quotes…

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This week in 21CF news: Lachlan Murdoch talks FOX News, 20th Century Fox partners with AFI, big ratings for ‘Atlanta’

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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…

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21CF Chats: Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, FX presidents of original programming, on ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Better Things,’ comedy, new shows

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FX Networks heads into Sunday’s 68th Emmy Awards show with 12 Creative Arts Emmys already under its belt and a total of 56 nominations, the most in its history and the most ever for an ad-supported cable network. That level of achievement doesn’t happen overnight. At FX, not many people know this better than Eric…

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21CF’s TV premieres and film releases in September 2016: ‘Lethal Weapon,’ ‘Pitch,’ ‘Son of Zorn,’ ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Morgan’ and more

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September means back-to-school season, the end of summer and loads of new television programming. It’s a particularly exciting month for FOX and FX Networks, which are unleashing a huge wave of fall series and season premieres for audiences to enjoy. Meanwhile, National Geographic Channel welcomes Neil deGrasse Tyson back for Season 3 of his show…

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20th Century Fox Film partners with American Film Institute to increase opportunities for female film directors in Hollywood

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Twentieth Century Fox Film is partnering with the American Film Institute to open more opportunities on major studio films for female directors. The initiative will provide alumnae of the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) — the AFI’s female filmmaker training program — the opportunity to direct short films based on the Fox studio’s…

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Fox Audience Strategy announces Ester Lou Weithers as the 2016 Fox Writers Intensive Fellow

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Fox Audience Strategy has announced that writer Ester Lou Weithers is this year’s FOX Writers Intensive (FWI) Fellow. Ester, who was selected from a group of 12 finalists announced earlier this year, has received a script development deal with FOX Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television. Since 2011, the FWI has nurtured experienced writers with…

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This week in 21CF news: ‘Atlanta’ starts strong, 21CF invests in DriveTribe, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf gets profiled (twice)

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Now that we’ve powered through the post-Labor Day blues, it’s time to catch up on the week’s news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses. In this week’s 21CF news recap, FX Networks’ “Atlanta” has a strong series premiere, FXX’s “You’re the Worst” has a strong start to its third season, 21CF invests in DriveTribe,…

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21CF internal memo from Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch on fiscal 2016

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Yesterday, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal year and Q4 2016 financial results. Shortly after the company’s earnings were announced, Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch sent this internal memo to 21CF colleagues and colleagues across all its global businesses: Colleagues, As we formally close our 2016 Fiscal Year, we want to take…

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National Geographic Channel celebrates its 15-year anniversary

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National Geographic Channel celebrates its 15th anniversary today. The cable TV channel, which launched in the U.S. on Jan. 7, 2001, was meant “for people who are learned, and for people who are just fascinated by the subject matter,” vice president of communications Russell A. Howard said at the time. To celebrate, National Geographic Channel…

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