This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes “War for the Planet of the Apes” winning four Visual Effects Society Awards, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” passing a milestone, FOX’s NFL rights and more.
- FOX didn’t overpay for its new NFL rights, says Fox exec Peter Rice (Recode)
- Expanding its N.F.L. coverage, FOX will broadcast draft (The New York Times)
- Visual Effects Society Awards: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ wins big (The Hollywood Reporter)
- ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ posts $100M+ at global box office (Deadline)
- Berlin: Wes Anderson on why he used handmade models in ‘Isle of Dogs’ (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Fox pushes back ‘Alita’ and ‘The Predator,’ dates Branagh’s ‘Death on the Nile’ (ComingSoon.net)
- Fox teams Tim Miller, Brian Michael Bendis for ‘X-Men’ mystery project ‘143’ (Deadline)
- Pasek and Paul to write songs for Blue Sky’s first animated musical (Variety)
- ‘Family Guy’ showrunner Rich Appel re-ups with 20th TV (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Star Sports partners with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to push ‘Khelo India’ (ETBrandEquity.com)
- Star lands 11 sponsors for IPL 11; ₹500 crore inventory sold (Insidesport)
- Fox News leads cable’s weekly ratings charts (Multichannel News)
- Fox soaring with group-wide drone program (TVNewsCheck)
Enjoy the weekend!