Fox and National Geographic lead 27th annual Environmental Media Association Awards nominations

EMA Awards Noms

21st Century Fox businesses have received four nominations from the Environmental Media Association, whose awards honor film and television productions that increase public awareness of environmental issues and inspire personal action to correct them.

21CF’s National Geographic earned two nominations in the Documentary Film category for From the Ashes and Before the FloodFrom the Ashes, produced with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, takes on compelling stories to explore the reality of coal’s role in climate change, as well as human health and the economy, while offering solutions that could help revive struggling mining towns and protect the environment. Before the Flood follows Leonardo DiCaprio across five continents as he explores the effect of climate change on local communities around the world, as well as the political and social forces standing in the way of possible solutions.

Read more on the 21CF Blog.



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21st Century Fox announced its fiscal year and Q4 2017 financial results


On Tuesday, August 9, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal year and Q4 2017 financial results. Shortly after the company’s earnings were announced, Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch.

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21st Century Fox celebrates inspiring documentary STEP with donation campaign to support young women in achieving their dreams


In anticipation of Fox Searchlight’s upcoming documentary, STEP, 21st Century Fox is partnering with Tumblr in support of Step Up, an after-school mentoring program for young women in under-resourced communities.

STEP, directed by Amanda Lipitz and distributed by Fox Searchlight, chronicles the true-life story of a girls’ high school step team against the background of the heart of Baltimore. Though the world seems to be working against them, these young women are empowered by their teachers, counselors, families, and each other as they fight to achieve their dreams of winning the step championship and getting accepted into college. STEP explores the emotionally inspiring meaning of sisterhood and perseverance through the story of these remarkable young women.

Read the full story on the 21CF Blog.


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Keely MacDonald named 2017 Fellow from the Fox Writers Lab


Fox Inclusion recently announced writer Keely MacDonald has received a script development deal from Fox Broadcasting Company after being named this year’s Fox Writers Lab Fellow. She joined Fox as a research intern on Sleepy Hollow in 2012, and eventually earned the opportunity to write the episode “Insatiable” in season 4.

MacDonald was chosen from a group of 13 experienced finalists  at the Fox Writers Lab, a 14-week program hosted by Fox Inclusion that gives its finalists direct access to Fox writers, directors, and executives to further their screenwriting skills on the Fox Lot in Los Angeles. The Writers Lab is one of several programs at 21st Century Fox created to empower new storytellers and strengthen the pipeline of diverse talent in the industry. At the conclusion of the program, now in its sixth consecutive year, one fellow is named as the Fox Writers Lab fellow and awarded a purchase and development deal on their original script, or a first-look deal with 21CF-affiliated entities.

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FoxNext Games – Learn what Fox is up to in video games


FoxNext oversees video gaming, location-based entertainment, and virtual and augmented reality productions across Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fox Networks Group. The division, which was just formed in January, announced its first acquisition: Aftershock, a leading creator of mobile games with studios in Los Angeles and San Francisco. With the acquisition, 21CF takes a big step into the video-gaming business, adding the development and distribution of new games to its successful portfolio of licensed games.

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21CF earns 113 nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmy® Awards


21st Century Fox received 113 Primetime Emmy® Awards from the Television Academy today.  We’re looking forward to big wins at the 69th Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 17.  A big thanks to all our employees who worked on all of Fox’s nominations.

Read the complete list of nominations on the 21CF Blog.



Rad tehHere’s a breakdown of 21CF’s nominations:



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Women@Fox hosts conversation with theSkimm co-founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin: Challenges, empowerment, diversity


Just over a year ago, 21st Century Fox led an $8 million B funding round for theSkimm, a multi-platform audience company that curates news and events for millennials. 21CF’s newly launched employee resource group Women@Fox hosted a conversation on Tuesday, June 6, to catch up with co-founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin. Women@Fox is committed to developing female leadership at all levels and fostering a culture where all women thrive.

The conversation was moderated by Randy Freer, President and COO of Fox Networks Group, and took place at the historic Zanuck Theatre on the Fox lot in Los Angeles. The event was also live streamed to all colleagues across 21CF’s businesses. During the 45-minute talk, Danielle and Carly shared the challenges of starting theSkimm, how they build their growing team and how they approach diversity at the company.

For the full story, visit the 21CF Blog.


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