21CF earns 103 nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards

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21st Century Fox received a grand total of 103 Emmy Awards from the Television Academy today, which means there will be plenty of anticipation here when the winners are announced at the 68th Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 18. Here’s a breakdown of 21CF’s nominations: FX: 56 nominations “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” received 22 nominations, while “Fargo” received 18. “The Americans,” “American Horror Story: Hotel,” “Archer” and “Baskets” also received Emmy nominations. FOX: 29 nominations A total of 11 FOX…

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Fox Studios hosts female students from Pakistan as part of State Department Women’s Empowerment exchange

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Dr. Munazza Yaqoob and her students at the International Islamic University, Islamabad’s Critical Thinking Forum spend most of the year researching the role of women in Pakistani society and in cultures around the world. Thanks to the efforts of Fox Studios and filmmaker Jennifer Lee, Dr. Yaqoob and the students got to expand their studies and their perspectives this summer through a special field trip to the Fox lot in Los Angeles. Go to the 21st Century Fox Social Impact blog to learn more about the…

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21CF Chats: Michael Davies, SVP of field operations for FOX Sports, talks dirt cams, preparation and the 2016 MLB All-Star Game

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If you tune in to the 2016 MLB All-Star Game on FOX on Tuesday, July 12, you’re in for a cinematic experience, thanks to the high-tech cameras that will be used at the event. Some will be burrowed in the field itself. To get a sneak peek at what viewers can expect to see and hear during the 87th MLB All-Star Game, which will air live from Petco Park in San Diego, I spoke with Michael Davies, senior vice president of field operations for…

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Fox Archives: The glamorous history behind the ‘Shirley Temple Bungalow’ on the Fox lot

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Building 69 on the West Pico Boulevard Fox lot is a rather inauspicious little structure that has a fun (and even glamorous) history, about which even most people at 20th Century Fox Film studio are unaware. This is Building #69 today. This is what Building #69 looked like when it was constructed in the 1930s to serve as a bungalow for talent that were under contract at Fox. In the 1930s, the Tennessee Gate was the principal entrance to the studio, and this is…

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Fox Archives: 20 years ago…‘Independence Day’ (1996)

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“Independence Day” conquered theaters around the globe in 1996, finishing the year as the top worldwide grossing movie with an $817.4 million haul, despite lukewarm reviews. Thus, a film franchise was born. The legacy of the action-adventure sci-fi blockbuster, produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Film and released in U.S. theaters on July 3, 1996, continues with the sequel “Independence Day: Resurgence,” now playing in theaters. Here’s the original publicity poster for the first “Independence Day” film, as well as the trailer:  …

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10 key quotes from FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf’s chat with Denis Leary at PromaxBDA’s The Conference 2016

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At PromaxBDA’s The Conference 2016, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf sat beside creator, executive producer and star of FX’s “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” Denis Leary to talk about the state of television and marketing – and drop a handful of f-bombs in the process. The lively conversation hosted by PromaxBDA, an international nonprofit association for promotion and marketing professionals working in broadcast media, touched on a number of insightful and humorous anecdotes, including Denis’ varying experiences with networks marketing his shows and his surprise…

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21CF Chats: Michael Davies, SVP of field operations for FOX Sports, talks about technology, humans and the U.S. Open

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At the 116th U.S. Open Championship, FOX Sports is using the latest technology just about everywhere you can imagine — from the tee to the green, from underground to the skies. While the 202 microphones, 33 miles of fiber optics, aerial drone footage and other tech are certainly striking, every piece of technology used in the U.S. Open has been carefully considered, vetted and selected to ensure that it enhances the viewer experience. I spoke with Michael Davies, senior vice president of field operations…

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Food for thought: The difference between TV ‘binging’ and ‘marathoning’

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“[If] you fall in love with a book and you read it sequentially chapter by chapter, and you might stay up late going chapter by chapter, you didn’t ‘binge’ on the book. You had a great experience loving this book, right? Internally, we call it ‘marathoning,’ which at least gives you a sense of accomplishment after 15 hours of ‘24.’ But we think that’s an incredible customer experience. It’s really straightforward. People consume what they want to consume in the sequence and in the…

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National Geographic hosts town hall on Fox lot led by Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg and photojournalist Charlie Hamilton James

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National Geographic magazine Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg and photojournalist Charlie Hamilton James came to the Fox lot last week to talk to employees about the magazine’s mission of storytelling, science and exploration. They showed highlights of past and upcoming features from the magazine and discussed how they tell stories using all of the company’s media platforms, including the TV networks, book division, social media and kids properties. “It’s wonderful for people to have a lean-back experience with the magazine,” Susan said. “But their lives don’t…

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Fox Archives: 30th anniversary for ‘The Omen’ (1976)

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“The Omen,” produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Film, was the first in the horror movie series. It was released in U.S. theaters on June 25, 1976. Here’s the original publicity poster for the film, as well as the trailer: “When Kathy Thorn (Lee Remick) gives birth to a stillborn baby, her husband Robert (Gregory Peck) substitutes an orphaned infant for their own – unaware of the child’s satanic origins,” according to 20th Century Fox UK’s official page for the film. “The Omen”…

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