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

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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.

Read the full story on the 21CF Blog.

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

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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

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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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Nat Geo’s Courteney Monroe honored with UJA’s Broadcast, Cable & Film Award for professional and philanthropic achievements

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Courteney Monroe, CEO of National Geographic Global Networks, was honored with the Broadcast, Cable & Film Award by the UJA-Federation of New York for her professional and philanthropic achievements. The Broadcast, Cable & Film Award Celebration, hosted in New York, also celebrated the philanthropic organization’s 100 years of serving the needs of New Yorkers and Jews around the world through collective action and building innovative initiatives. The event raised more than $250,000 for the UJA.

National Geographic’s Jason Silva hosted the celebration, and Courteney was introduced by Alison Moore, Chief Revenue Officer of SoundCloud; and her father, Jay Freedman. In her remarks, Courteney commended the UJA for providing critical funds in support of programs that help millions of people in need. “As we mark its centennial of service, it is truly inspiring to see an organization with such a deep, abiding commitment to, as they say in Hebrew, tikkun olam – repairing the world.”

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FOX Sports University: A year in review

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As final exams conclude, and college seniors across the country prepare to take their first steps into the real world, FOX Sports University wraps up its ninth year, covering more campuses and impacting more students than ever before. FOX Sports University is the largest, most comprehensive program of its kind, with the intent on bridging the gap between academia and the sports industry. Together with nearly 40 acclaimed University partners, the FOX Sports University program provides unique and enriching educational opportunities to students from coast-to-coast while uncovering fresh insights for our business. To date, over 5,000 students have participated in FOX Sports University.

Read the full story on the 21 CF Blog.

 

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Fox Pride hosts panel discussion with executives: Living authentically, storytelling, importance of doing what you love

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The Fox Pride LGBT-straight alliance employee resource group hosted an executive panel discussion during Pride Month at the Zanuck Theatre on the Fox lot in Los Angeles. The panel, co-hosted by Fox Inclusion, was moderated by Russell Wetanson, VP, Labor Counsel; and featured James Fielding, President, Consumer Products and Innovation, 20th Century Fox; Stephanie Gibbons, President, Creative, Strategy and Digital, Multi-Platform Marketing, FX Networks; and Ted Gagliano, President, Feature Post-Production, 20th Century Fox. During the hour, James, Stephanie and Ted talked about the importance of living authentically in a professional environment, storytelling and doing what you love.

Read the full story on the 21CF Blog.

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Reflections from Nat Geo Photo Camp: at-risk youth and underserved refugee teens use photography to tell their stories and explore the world around them

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On Monday, May 22, 18 students from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Afghanistan and Greece entered the Photo Camp classroom with hopes of learning something new. On Monday, May 22, 18 students embarked on unchartered territory — learning how to use photography to communicate their experiences, thoughts and stories with students who speak Farsi, Arabic, Greek and English. On Monday, May 22, 18 students changed my life.

Read the full story on the 21CF Blog.

 

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