21CF and National Geographic Channel launch girls’ education campaign for ‘He Named Me Malala’ (broadcast premiere on Feb. 29)

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In celebration of the exclusive global television premiere of “He Named Me Malala,” Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim’s feature documentary about the life of Nobel Laureate and activist Malala Yousafzai, 21st Century Fox and National Geographic launched a new social media campaign today to drive support and awareness for girls’ right to education no matter where they are in the world. To learn more about the Facebook and Twitter campaigns raising donations to the Malala Fund and the online education hub designed by National…

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The significance of the Daytona 500 (Sunday, Feb. 21, on FOX), why NASCAR starts the way other sports end

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Often called the “Super Bowl of NASCAR,” the Daytona 500, which FOX will broadcast on Sunday, kicks off the NASCAR season with a bang. But the Super Bowl comparison underscores a key difference between NASCAR and other televised sports like the NFL, NBA or MLB, which spend their seasons building toward a grand finale at the end. How does front-loading the season with its most high-profile event impact the sport and its marquee race? We decided to put the question to key folks here…

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Joe Marchese at Re/code’s Code/Media 2016: TV, unlike digital, still measures true ad impressions

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Television has walked onto an uneven playing field, but at least it still measures true ad impressions. Joe Marchese, president of Advanced Advertising Products at Fox Networks Group (FNG), made this point and others at Re/code’s Code/Media 2016 conference in Dana Point, California, on Thursday. When Joe’s digital advertising company, true[X], was acquired by 21st Century Fox a year ago, he thought better products and messaging were top priorities. “But really what I found out was that TV allowed itself to get into a…

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21CF Oscars Countdown: ‘Planet of the Apes’ (1968)

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In the weeks leading up to the 88th Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, we’ll take a look at our rich Academy Award history by sharing from our 20th Century Fox Archives. PHOTO CREDIT: “PLANET OF THE APES” ©1968 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Kim Hunter and Buck Kartalian on the studio set of “Planet of the Apes,” for which John Chambers won an honorary Academy Award for his outstanding makeup achievement in 1968. The Fox Archives is mandated to collect, catalog,…

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21CF Oscars Countdown: ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ (1969)

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In the weeks leading up to the 88th Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, we’ll take a look at our rich Academy Award history by sharing from our 20th Century Fox Archives. Photo credit: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” ©1969 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. Paul Newman and Robert Redford on the set of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” which won Academy Awards for Cinematography, Music (Original Score – for a motion picture, not a musical; and Song – Original…

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Winter 2016 TCA recap: FOX and FX take the stage, dish on ‘Scream Queens,’ ratings, TV series counts

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FOX and FX took the stage at the winter 2016 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 15 and 16, respectively. At the event, FOX announced that “Scream Queens” is coming back for a second season, “Empire” is coming back for a third season, and “Prison Break” and “24” are getting new episodes. If you didn’t have time to stay up-to-date with everything said during those days, don’t worry — here are some highlights: The audience for “Scream Queens” grew…

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‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ premieres in LA (FX premiere on Feb. 2)

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FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” will reveal a side of the O.J. Simpson trial you’ve never seen before. Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” the new limited series will premiere on FX on Feb. 2, at 10 p.m. EST. Last night, the show premiered at the Westwood Village Theatre in Los Angeles. Here are some photos from the event: Photo by Frank Micelotta/FX Larry Karaszewski, David Schwimmer, Courtney B. Vance, Scott…

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Watch a clown’s road to legitimacy in ‘Baskets,’ FX’s new comedy (premieres Jan. 21)

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A man from Bakersfield, California, dared to dream big – so he enrolled at an esteemed clowning school in Paris. Chip Baskets eventually returned home in defeat and took a job as a local rodeo clown, his first step in his tortured road to clown legitimacy. This is the backdrop for “Baskets,” the new FX comedy starring Zach Galifianakis, which premieres Jan. 21. The pilot episode of “Baskets” was co-written by executive producers Galifianakis, Emmy Award-winner Louis C.K., and Emmy Award-nominated writer and director…

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Break the fourth wall with ‘Deadpool,’ in theaters Feb. 12

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It’s been more than 10 years in the making, but Ryan Reynolds is finally starring as the titular (and titillating) character in 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool,” hitting theaters Feb. 12. For the uninitiated, Deadpool is Marvel Comics’ most unconventional antihero known for his dark sense of humor, quick-healing powers and fondness for breaking the fourth wall (i.e., talking directly to the audience). Wade Wilson, former Special Forces operative turned mercenary, undergoes a rogue experiment that almost destroys his life. The silver lining of the…

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