21CF Global Inclusion hosts breakfast honoring alums of inaugural Fox Filmmakers Lab, women directors at AFI Fest in Hollywood

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On Friday, Nov. 10, 21st Century Fox Global Inclusion hosted a breakfast to honor the 25 participants of 20th Century Fox’s inaugural Fox Filmmakers Lab, a highly selective lab designed to help increase the number of female directors working in the industry. The breakfast also celebrated the 40 women directors whose films are showcased in the 31st Annual AFI Fest, which runs Nov. 9-16, 2017, in Hollywood. Over 100 guests, including female filmmakers and Fox executives, networked and continued to forge relationships that started through the Fox Filmmakers Lab.

MyKhanh Shelton, SVP of 21CF Global Inclusion, welcomed the guests at the iconic Hotel Roosevelt and thanked AFI for its partnership. Moira Griffin, Executive Director of Production and Creative Labs for 21CF Global Inclusion, moderated a panel discussion with Joey Ally, alumnus of the Fox Filmmakers Lab and director of the short film “Joy Joy Nails”; and Rosie Haber, alumnus of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) and director of the short film “House of Jaxn.” “Joy Joy Nails” and “House of Jaxn” are both showing at this year’s AFI Fest, among 40 films directed by women.

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15 key quotes from 21CF’s fiscal Q1 2018 earnings call: DMVPD subscriber growth, embracing disruption, ambitions for Star India

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On Wednesday, Nov 8,  21st Century Fox announced its fiscal Q1 2018 financial results. Afterward, the company held an earnings call featuring Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch, CEO James Murdoch and CFO John Nallen. It was an opportunity for 21CF to discuss a wide range of topics, including strong growth in DMVPD subscribers, embracing disruption in the industry, and growing aspirations for Star India.

Here are some of the key comments from Lachlan, James and John:

On growth in DMVPD subscribers: “We maintained our aggregate domestic subscriber levels, offsetting declines in the traditional pay TV universe, with growing contribution from our growing channel and our new digital MVPD partners. The latter now approaches 3 million subscribers despite only limited marketing for their products so far.” – Lachlan

On the digital opportunity: “New digital platforms in partnership with us are leading the way and improving the customer experience and allowing us to make high-quality storytelling, sports and news programming more available, not less, which will drive further consumption of our content and more visibility into that consumption by our customers, strengthening our business.” – James

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Nat Geo recognized for groundbreaking ‘Chasing Genius,’ ‘Buy a Lady a Drink,’ ‘Make What’s Next’ and ‘Breaking2’ partnerships

nat-geo-further-pulitzer-logo-featured_0National Geographic’s Global Advertising/Partnership teams are earning well-deserved recognition for their groundbreaking work. The Shorty Social Good Awards recently named National Geographic’s integrated partnerships with GSK Consumer Healthcare (“Chasing Genius”), Stella Artois (“Buy a Lady a Drink”) and Microsoft (“#MakeWhatsNext”) as finalists for this year’s honors. Separately, National Geographic’s partnership with Nike for the documentary “Breaking2” was selected as one of Twitter’s most creative international campaigns so far this year.

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Winner of 21st Century Fox’s “Earth in Focus” employee photography contest takes once in a lifetime Nat Geo trip to the Galápagos Islands

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To celebrate Earth Month this past April, 21st Century Fox invited colleagues to take part in a unique photography competition in partnership with 21CF’s National Geographic on their Your Shot platform. The contest, judged by a Nat Geo photo editor, encouraged 21CF colleagues around the world to submit their best nature photography and shots of action against climate change for a chance to win a free National Geographic Expedition trip, well as runner-up prizes of GoPro and Canon PowerShot cameras. The grand prize included a ten-day trip for two to the Galápagos Islands and the opportunity to explore its unique wildlife with the aid of a Nat Geo Expert.

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Meet Our New Employees

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This week we welcomed another great group of colleagues. They joined several of our businesses based in Los Angeles including FX, FOX, Fox Sports, true[x], 20th Century Fox and FoxNext. We also welcomed more than 20 other colleagues around the world.

The week of October 2nd is also the beginning of 21CF Impact Week. 21CF Impact Week provides our colleagues with opportunities to share their skills and talents with nonprofits, schools, and other organizations in our communities. Projects will support 21CF’s Social Impact focus areas: Creativity & The ArtsSports & Well-BeingKnowledge & ExplorationSustainability, and Diversity.

 

 

 

 

 

21CF Impact Week is a great opportunity to invest in the communities where we live and work, while connecting with colleagues across our businesses – all in six days packed with fun and purposeful activities.

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Lachlan Murdoch talks workplace culture, theatrical windows, ‘Avatar’ sequels and more at Variety’s Dealmakers breakfast

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At the inaugural Variety Dealmakers breakfast in New York City on September 28, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch talked about a wide range of topics, including the importance of sustaining a healthy workplace culture.

“Culture is something that has to inform leadership decisions every day,” Lachlan told Cynthia Littleton, Variety’s managing editor of television, during his keynote conversation. “When you unearth things that don’t fit the culture you are trying to have or want to have, you have to address it ruthlessly and, unfortunately, in many cases very publicly.”

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FOX Sports celebrates its 24th birthday with an inaugural Founders Day

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FOX Sports launched in 1994 as a single network with just one sport. Now, it is paving the way in sports broadcasting. Last week, FOX Sports celebrated its birthday on the Fox Studios Lot in Los Angeles with an inaugural Founders Day, kicking off its 24th NFL season. During the celebration, which will now be an annual event, colleagues were encouraged to step away from their desks and join in the festivities, recognizing the many accomplishments of FOX Sports over its 24 years.

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