21CF makes Battle of the Sexes DVD and discussion guide available for free to educators to encourage classroom conversation on gender equality and LGBT issues

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21st Century Fox has strengthened its partnership with the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) with the release of a free Battle of the Sexes curriculum guide for the classroom. Inspired by the true story of world tennis champion and WSF founder, Billie Jean King, the curriculum offers materials for teachers to guide their students through discussions on sexism, LGBT rights, inclusion, and the landmark Title IX legislation, as well as handouts and activities to supplement key themes. Along with the curriculum’s release, 21CF is also making DVD copies of Fox Searchlight’s Battle of the Sexes available free of charge to educators in high school and college classrooms across the United States.

Read the full story on the 21CF Blog.

 

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DGA report: Twentieth Century Fox leads TV industry in hiring women and minority directors

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In its annual report on the ethnic and gender diversity of the television industry, the Directors Guild of America in November identified Twentieth Century Fox Television as the industry leader in hiring diverse voices behind the camera. The DGA Episodic TV Director Diversity Report found that women and minorities helmed 45 percent of the studio’s 553 episodes of television produced during the 2016-2017 season, including episodes of shows such as “Empire,” “The Americans,” “This Is Us” and many more.

“I have to credit the Current team who feel personally responsible for giving more opportunities to female and diverse directors,” said Carolyn Cassidy, SVP and Head of Current Programming at TCFTV, about the report. “We’re always looking for new voices behind the camera. With the help of our production department, we educate ourselves on new diverse and female directors and aim to integrate them into the pipeline at 20th. Some of our finds this season have really elevated episodes of ‘Empire,’ ‘The Exorcist’ and ‘Fresh Off the Boat,’ to name a few. Giving these directors more chances to succeed with us is a real priority.”

Read the full story on the 21st Century Fox Blog.

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DGA report: Twentieth Century Fox leads TV industry in hiring women and minority directors

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In its annual report on the ethnic and gender diversity of the television industry, the Directors Guild of America in November identified Twentieth Century Fox Television as the industry leader in hiring diverse voices behind the camera. The DGA Episodic TV Director Diversity Report found that women and minorities helmed 45 percent of the studio’s 553 episodes of television produced during the 2016-2017 season, including episodes of shows such as “Empire,” “The Americans,” “This Is Us” and many more.

Read the full story on the 21CF Blog.

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21CF earns 39 nominations for the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards

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Today, 21st Century Fox received a total of 39 Golden Globe Awards nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards air on Jan. 7, 2018, at 8 p.m. ET.

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  • “The Post”
  • “The Shape of Water”
  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Here’s a full list of 21CF’s 39 nominations.

 

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Lachlan Murdoch talks 21CF’s growth, Star India, Fox News and consumer choice at Business Insider’s IGNITION conference

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On November 29th, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch had an opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics in a conversation with Business Insider Editor-in-Chief Henry Blodget at Business Insider’s annual IGNITION conference. During the session, Lachlan talked about 21CF’s strong position in an increasingly digital industry, Fox News, going direct-to-consumer and more.

Read some highlights from Lachlan’s conversation with Henry on the 21CF Blog.

 

 

 

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21CF earns 23 nominations for NAACP Image Awards celebrating achievements of people of color in media

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Long-running drama series, feature documentaries, major motion pictures and more from 21st Century Fox businesses were announced on November 20 as nominees for the 49th NAACP Image Awards, an annual program celebrating the achievements of people of color across the entertainment industry. The company received a total of 23 nominations for projects such as FOX’s Empire, Twentieth Century Fox Television’s This Is Us, and Fox Searchlight’s documentary STEP. The winners will be announced during an awards ceremony in Los Angeles, hosted by Anthony Anderson, which will air live on Monday, Jan. 15, at 9 p.m. ET on TV One.

Read more on the 21CF Blog.

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3,000 colleagues volunteer across US for second annual 21CF Impact Week

LA-stoner-school-group-shot_0 (1)For six days and nights in October, nearly 3,000 colleagues from across 21st Century Fox businesses gave back to the communities around them as part of the second annual 21CF Impact Week. Building on the success of 21CF’s first ever company-wide week of service in 2016, which was piloted in New York and Los Angeles, colleagues in 25 U.S. cities took part in 99 service activities that benefited kids, veterans, the environment, victims of Hurricane Harvey, and many more. It is estimated that these efforts, which collectively totaled more than 9,000 hours of service, made a positive difference in the lives of more than 83,000 people. The company plans to further expand 21CF Impact Week to its global locations in 2018.

Read more on the 21CF Blog. 

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