Fox Archives: 90th anniversary of the Fox Studio Lot

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On Oct. 28, 1928, the Fox Studio Lot (then known as Movietone City) officially opened its doors with a commemorative dedication ceremony. At the time, the film industry was facing many changes as it shifted its focus toward including sound in motion pictures. William Fox, 20th Century Fox’s founding father, along with studio execs Winfield Sheehan and Sol Wurtzel, understood the potential of marrying sound and motion picture film. So they decided that Movietone City was to be the first facility built specifically to…

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Fox Archives: 65th anniversaries for 3 Marilyn Monroe films

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Twentieth Century Fox films “Niagara,” “How to Marry a Millionaire” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” – three films that highlight the star power of Marilyn Monroe – are each enjoying its 65th anniversary in 2018. To celebrate, we’ll take a look back at the films with memories of the Los Angeles and New York premieres, posters, and wardrobe illustrations.

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21CF Chats: FX Network’s Jonathan Frank on ‘Mayans M.C.’ and diversity in storytelling

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FX’s EVP of Current Series Programming and Production also talks about “Always Sunny” Four years after FX Networks’ highest-rated antihero drama “Sons of Anarchy” (“Sons”) bade adieu to its legion of diehard fans, its spin-off is finally here – meet “Mayans M.C.” (Mayans Motorcycle Club), co-created by “Sons” creator Kurt Sutter and writer Elgin James. The Mayans crew first appeared in the original as antagonists of the Jax Teller clan; but over seven seasons, the two gangs slowly became pseudo-allies. With Edward James Olmos…

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21CF news recap for the week ending October 5, 2018

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New “Fox” executive appointments, strong ratings for “Last Man Standing,” “Free Solo” hits theaters, Season 2 for “Mayans M.C.” This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes new “Fox’s” announcement of executive leaders, strong ratings for FOX’s fall premieres, “Mayans M.C.” getting Season 2 at FX Networks, National Geographic Documentary’s “Free Solo” hitting theaters, Fox News notching 67 consecutive quarters as the No. 1 cable news network and more.

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National Geographic hosts special ‘Women in Photography’ dinner in London

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National Geographic magazine Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg and guest editor Mary McCartney co-hosted the evening celebrating female photographers Earlier this week, Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic magazine and Editorial Director of National Geographic Partners Susan Goldberg and National Geographic magazine guest editor Mary McCartney hosted a dinner in West London to gather and celebrate female photographers. Deborah Armstrong, EVP of National Geographic Partners Europe & Africa, served as the evening’s EU host.

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21CF Chats: FOX Sports’ David Neal on the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

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Looking back at the Men’s World Cup, what’s unique about Women’s World Cups, 2015 vs. 2019 storylines Now that a small soccer tournament in Russia is over, it’s time to look forward to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. But first, David Neal, Executive Producer of FIFA World Cup on FOX and Vice President of Production for FOX Sports, has some reflections on the 2018 FIFA Men’s World Cup, which exceeded expectations.

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21CF and AMC Theatres team up to offer free screenings of ‘The Hate U Give’ to communities across the U.S.

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Twentieth Century Fox Film and AMC Theatres are joining forces to provide underserved young people across the country access to the powerful new film “The Hate U Give” as a tool for driving empowerment, empathy and dialogue. The studio and theatre chain are hosting free screenings in nine metro areas during the film’s limited release at 11 a.m. local time, Saturday, Oct. 6: Atlanta; Baltimore; Dallas; Houston; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Philadelphia; and Washington, D.C.

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21CF Chats: FOX’s Michael Thorn talks brave new world of scripted development

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FOX’s President of Entertainment on the opportunity in buying more scripted shows from other studios As the fall television season heats up, the development season for next year’s scripted programming is already off to the races. In an era of vertical integration in the broadcast networks’ scripted space, FOX will be treading new territory during this period of transition, whereby it will no longer have a pipeline of scripted material from its sister studio, 20th Century Fox Television. For the first time, the network…

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21CF Chats: FOX’s Michael Thorn talks fall TV premieres

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FOX’s President of Entertainment on this fall’s new shows, football’s important role and more Last week marked the beginning of the 2018-2019 TV season, with fall premieres of new and returning shows peppered throughout the calendar for the next several weeks. We sat down with FOX Broadcasting Company’s President of Entertainment Michael Thorn to talk about this fall’s debuts and how football has a part to play in many of the network’s scripted favorites.

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