Fox Audience Strategy today announced the finalists for its third annual Fox Writers Intensive (FWI), the company’s advanced writer’s platform designed to nurture experienced writers who have diverse voices, backgrounds and life experiences. The program also is meant to create a strong pipeline of well-rounded talent for potential staffing on Fox television, feature film and digital entertainment productions, as well as for potential pitches to HarperCollins.
Fox Audience Strategy has partnered with Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Los Angeles to help provide opportunities to women in the fields of sports production and broadcasting – from entry level to senior management and those in transition. WISE serves as a support structure for women in what has traditionally been an overwhelmingly male business and environment.
This is progress! Great article from TIME. We are thrilled to be helping break the “one black friend” pattern!
Below is a link to an interesting article on BuzzFeed, which includes a nice mention of Sleepy Hollow‘s Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) as an example of a more realistic, strong black female character. It’s a nice write-up, and great recognition for a terrific character. Let’s work to help this trend continue!
We’re proud to share that FOX ranks first among broadcast networks in the GLAAD Network Responsibility Index. 42% of its primetime programming hours include LGBT characters or storylines.
As part of their “Power of Women” series, Variety has highlighted Kerry Washington’s work with an organization that is near and dear to our hearts; The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. We are proud to be partnered with this fantastic organization, and applaud Kerry for her good work as an arts ambassador to underprivileged schools.
Congratulations to FOX | HBCU Media Alliance member and filmmaker Kiandra Parks (Bennett College) for winning our Baggage Claim Sweepstakes! Kiandra became eligible for the sweepstakes after signing up for membership at the American Black Film Festival in June.
On behalf of 21st Century Fox, Audience Strategy develops and implements transformative strategies to catalyze a cultural shift in the industry, embracing a multi-pronged approach of working from the inside-out to drive behavioral change and outside-in to advocate for diverse perspectives, and to engage all audiences in our multi-cultural world.