Television Academy honors ‘Before the Flood,’ ‘Speechless’ and ‘This Is Us’ for advancing social change

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“This Is Us” cast with creator Dan Fogelman. Photo courtesy of the Television Academy.

At the Tenth Annual Television Academy Honors on June 8, three programs from 21st Century Fox businesses were recognized for harnessing “the extraordinary power of television to advance social change.” The honorees included National Geographic’s “Before the Flood,” a documentary from Academy Award winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens about the global effects of climate change, as well “This Is Us” and “Speechless,” two series produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television. Representatives from each program accepted the awards at the Beverly Hills event, which honored six total series drawn from more than 300 submissions.

“With a constant presence in people’s daily lives, television consistently demonstrates its ability to power social change,” said Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington. “The six honorees have effectively leveraged the medium to raise awareness of complex issues. We are honored to acknowledge storytellers producing meaningful television that provokes important conversations.”

 

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Nat Geo and partner GSK launch ‘Chasing Genius,’ a global platform and call for ideas to improve the well-being of our planet

chasinggenius21st Century Fox’s National Geographic is now accepting submissions for Chasing Genius, a new digital community developed in partnership with GSK Consumer Healthcare based on the idea that global change can come from anyone and anywhere. The platform is inspired by “Genius,” Nat Geo’s first scripted series produced by Academy Award winners Brain Grazer and Ron Howard, which premiered in April and chronicles Albert Einstein’s life through stories about his friends, lovers, enemies and fellow scientific luminaries.

Nat Geo and GSK listened to what their audience cares about most and chose three critical areas where transformational ideas could help change the world: making our planet more sustainable, improving global health and kick-starting our ability to feed 9 billion people in the world. Through July 31, 2017, anyone in the world can create a one-minute video submission to solve these challenges, and three winners will receive $25,000 to turn their ideas into reality.

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21st Century Fox launches Women@Fox to celebrate female leadership and expand professional development across the company

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On Friday, May 19, 21st Century Fox launched “Women@Fox,” a group focused on fostering female leadership and initiatives that fuel the professional development of women across 21CF. Women@Fox began on the Fox lot in Los Angeles, with developing plans to roll out diversity and inclusion efforts across the entire company, beginning in North America.

An estimated 1,000 people, including 21CF Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch, attended the event, which featured participation from across the company, including Twentieth Century Fox Film Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider and Twentieth Century Fox Television Chairman and CEO Dana Walden, who participated in a panel moderated by FX Networks and FX Productions Development EVP, Gina Balian.

When asked for a piece of advice they would offer to women, Stacey said, “Whatever position you might be in…go a little bit further. Consider what the bigger mandate of your business is and try to see how you can really contribute to that mandate.”

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Fox Networks Group’s Peter Rice talks creative scale, power of TV advertising, new era for storytelling at Milken Conference

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At the 20th Annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, where leaders across industries gathered to discuss solutions to some of the world’s pressing challenges, Peter Rice, Chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group, participated in a panel discussion and talked about the importance of scale for the business, data-driven advertising on Hulu and the importance of diversity. The session on Wednesday, May 3, titled “That’s Entertainment: Looking for the Next Stage,” was moderated by Julia Boorstin, senior media and entertainment correspondent for CNBC, and included Leslie Moonves, Chairman and CEO of CBS Corp.; Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix; actress and producer Reese Witherspoon; and Jeremy Zimmer, CEO and founding partner of United Talent Agency (UTA).

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FOX ANNOUNCES NEW PRIMETIME SERIES FOR 2017-2018 SEASON

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FOX ANNOUNCES NEW PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

FOR 2017-2018 SEASON

FOUR NEW DRAMAS, TWO NEW COMEDIES AND TWO LIVE MUSIC EVENTS JOIN LINEUP

SETH MacFARLANE’S “THE ORVILLE”

TO PREMIERE FALL 2017

FAMILY ADVENTURE SERIES “THE GIFTED,”

PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH MARVEL TELEVISION;

AND PARANORMAL BUDDY COMEDY “GHOSTED,”

STARRING CRAIG ROBINSON AND ADAM SCOTT,

ALSO TO DEBUT IN FALL 2017

MEDICAL DRAMA “THE RESIDENT,”

STARRING MATT CZUCHRY, EMILY VANCAMP AND BRUCE GREENWOOD,

TO PREMIERE MIDSEASON

EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRAMA “9-1-1,”

FROM CREATORS RYAN MURPHY AND BRAD FALCHUK, STARRING ANGELA BASSETT,

TO PREMIERE MIDSEASON

WORKPLACE COMEDY “LA TO VEGAS,” STARRING DYLAN McDERMOTT,

ALSO TO DEBUT MIDSEASON 

BRAND-NEW CHAPTER OF EVENT SERIES “THE X-FILES” TO RETURN MIDSEASON 

ALL-NEW MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF PERENNIAL HOLIDAY CLASSIC

“A CHRISTMAS STORY” TO AIR LIVE DECEMBER 2017

FOX TO AIR “RENT,”

AN ALL-NEW LIVE MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF

THE TONY AWARD, GRAMMY AWARD AND PULITZER PRIZE WINNER

Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, today will unveil the FOX primetime slate for the 2017-2018 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre.

“This past season, we launched five of the top 15 new series – more than any other network – and next season, we’re using our strongest series to launch new shows and grow returning series,” said Newman and Walden. “We’re strategically pairing shows that have greater compatibility to increase audience flow and create higher duplication on each night. We endeavored to develop a mix of provocative, compelling dramas; broad, funny comedies; and exciting, live events from the best creators in the business – and we’re excited about these new shows.”

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FOX Sports Earns 11 Sports Emmy Awards

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented its 38th Annual Sports Emmy Awards on Tuesday evening in New York, and FOX Sports took top honors in 11 different categories. Receiving 39 nominations across FOX Sports’ networks, the dynamic collection of wins included those for event coverage, studio shows, on-air personalities, and audio production.

FOX Sports coverage of the biggest events in the sports world, including Super Bowl LI, the 112th World Series and Daytona 500 led to multiple awards. FOX Sports earned the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Live Sports Special for the 112th World Series: Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs. FOX Sports’ also earned three other Sports Emmys for its MLB coverage, including awards for Outstanding Long Form Editing for Confessions of a Cubs Fan: A Century of Waiting; and Outstanding Studio Show – Limited Run: The Postseason. The MLB on FOX earned the Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound Sports Emmy – a category that FOX Sports has won every year since 2006, and 15 of the last 16 years.

FOX Sports’ NFL production took three nods, with two for its Super Bowl LI coverage: Outstanding Open/Tease for the FOX NFL Sunday: Super Bowl LI: The Greatest and Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction: FOX NFL Sunday: Super Bowl LI: The Greatest. For the second year in a row, FOX Sports took the award for Outstanding Social TV Experience, this time for 100,000 CAMERAS: THE DAYTONA 500, which was produced by FS1 and NASCAR Productions. Rounding out the honors, legendary college basketball announcer Bill Raftery, who calls Big East games on FS1, among other networks, repeated as the Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst.

FOX Sports’ 2017 Sports Emmy Awards:

  • Outstanding Live Sports Special: 112th World Series: Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs (FOX) Outstanding Long Form Editing: Confessions of a Cubs Fan: A Century of Waiting (FS1)
  • Outstanding Studio Show – Limited Run: MLB on FOX, The Postseason (FOX/FS1/FOXSports.com)
  • Outstanding Live Event Audio / Sound: MLB on FOX (FOX/FS1/MLB Network)
  • Outstanding Open/Tease: FOX NFL Sunday: Super Bowl LI: The Greatest (FOX/FS1)
  • Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction: FOX NFL Sunday: Super Bowl LI – The Greatest (FOX/FS1)
  • Outstanding Playoff Coverage: NFC Divisional Playoff, Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys (FOX)
  • Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement: Daytona 500 – Daytona Day (FOX/FS1/FS2) http://bit.ly/209DYfI
  • Outstanding Social TV Experience: 100,000 Cameras: The Daytona 500 (FS1/NASCAR Productions) http://bit.ly/2qZBstz
  • Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst: Bill Raftery (CBS/FS1/tbs/TNT/truTV)
  • Outstanding Edited Sports Coverage: UFC Fight Flashback: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 (FS1 / UFC)
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21st Century Fox marks 10 years of industry-leading sustainability efforts

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Ten years ago today, our company made a bold commitment to minimize our environmental impacts, grow sustainably, and inspire others to take action, with the launch of the Global Energy Initiative.

Thanks to the dedication, creativity and passion of colleagues from around the world, we have delivered on that commitment, and improved our business and our communities in the process. Our efforts have reduced our operating costs by hundreds of millions of dollars, built important relationships with partners and audiences, earned recognition for our leadership, and established best practices for the entire entertainment industry.

 

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