Fox announces 13 finalists for the Fox Writers Lab, a fellowship program for screenwriters with diverse voices and backgrounds

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For the sixth consecutive year, Fox has sought out some of Hollywood’s most exciting new voices to participate in the Fox Writers Lab, a fellowship program hosted by Fox Inclusion for young screenwriters with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences. The 13 finalists will work directly with Fox’s writers, directors, executives and more to hone their…

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This week in 21CF news: ‘Logan’ rules box office, Star Plus gender equality ad’s huge viewership, ‘Taboo’ and ‘Baskets’ renewed

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This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes a huge debut weekend for “Logan,” 21CF CFO John Nallen’s optimistic outlook for U.S. pay TV subscribers, Star Plus’ “Nayi Soch” gender equality promo getting more than 40 million digital views, FX Networks renewing “Taboo” and “Baskets,” and more. Final box office:…

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Ahead of International Women’s Day, Star India continues inspiring ‘Nayi Soch’ campaign with new ad celebrating gender equality

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21st Century Fox’s Star India and Bollywood star Aamir Khan have partnered again on a new brand film for Star India’s ongoing “Nayi Soch” (“New Thinking’) campaign. “Nayi Soch” aims to spark conversation and social change through thought-provoking programming that highlights crucial social issues in India. The short film introduces Khan as a middle-class sweetshop…

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13 key quotes from John Nallen at Deutsche Bank conference: Stacking rights, NFL programming, direct-to-consumer offering, Sky

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During today’s Deutsche Bank 2017 Media & Telecom Conference in Palm Beach, Florida, 21st Century Fox Chief Financial Officer John Nallen had the opportunity to touch on a wide range of topics. In his conversation with Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Kraft, John talked about how new bundles will spark innovation, stacking rights, the strength of…

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Star India’s mobile streaming platform Hotstar partners with Zapr Media Labs to revolutionize targeted mobile ads in India

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Star India’s leading mobile streaming platform Hotstar is partnering with technology company Zapr Media Labs to improve the targeting of mobile advertising for consumers and brands in India. The partnership, announced today, will give the two companies the opportunity to overcome some of the hurdles that have constrained mobile marketing in India. “In the transition…

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National Geographic wins inaugural Cynopsis Media Social Good Impact Award for exceptional pro-social work

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On Thursday, March 2, Cynopsis Media honored National Geographic with its inaugural Impact Award in the Network category at their third annual Social Good Awards in New York City. The Social Good Awards recognize brands, campaigns and individuals for outstanding work in areas ranging from environmental initiatives to voter registration to combating addiction. Journalist Katie…

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16 quotes from Lachlan Murdoch at Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference: New Fox streaming app, Hulu, more

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During his 40-minute conversation at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference yesterday, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch had the opportunity to talk about a wide range of topics, including the forthcoming single authenticated streaming app to give customers access to all of 21CF’s key U.S. television brands, Hulu’s forthcoming OTT service,…

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