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Meet the Next Wave of Political Storytelling


Meet the Press didn’t just shape political journalism on TV. It invented it. So it shouldn’t have surprised anyone when Meet the Press celebrated its 70th anniversary by creating something new.

Fiji Water Uses Red Carpet Season to Support Women in Hollywood


Over the past few months, women’s equality has gone viral. A conversation that began with the Women’s March has evolved into movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, taking Twitter by storm and illustrating the magnitude of the issue. Feminism was even named the 2017 word of the year by Merriam-Webster. With the groundswell of support, there is no denying that now is the time to bring women’s equality to the forefront.

21CF Global Inclusion Hosts Breakfast Honoring Alums of Inaugural Fox Filmmakers Lab, Women Directors at AFI Fest in Hollywood


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.

Film with Impact: Stoking the Transformative Power of Story


A well-crafted documentary that shines light on an overlooked or misunderstood issue can be a powerful catalyst for change. But only if people see it — and understand how to act.

In partnership with the American Film Institute’s annual AFI DOCS film festival, we’re helping documentary filmmakers gain new skills and resources to maximize the social impact of their projects. This support is part of our broader efforts to promote innovation through media, which we believe is one of the most powerful avenues for driving positive change on a global scale.

Fox Filmmakers Lab Hosts 25 AFI Alumnae as Part of Broad Initiative to Increase Opportunities for Female Film Directors


Fox and the American Film Institute have selected 25 of the most dynamic new voices in Hollywood to participate in the Fox Filmmakers Lab, a mentoring program designed to increase the number of female directors working in the industry.

20th Century Fox Film Partners with American Film Institute to Increase Opportunities for Female Film Directors in Hollywood


Twentieth Century Fox Film is partnering with the American Film Institute to open more opportunities on major studio films for female directors. The initiative will provide alumnae of the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) -- the AFI's female filmmaker training program -- the opportunity to direct short films based on the Fox studio's film franchises.

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