Announcing the 2013-14 Fox Writers Intensive Finalists

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.

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Fox Celebrates WISE Women

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.

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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with #FoxNativeView

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by participating in our Fox Native View project.

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NPR coverage of FOX’s multicultural mindset

This is a nice NPR article on our efforts to support multicultural perspectives in every aspect of our business. It just makes sense…in so many ways and for so many reasons.http://n.pr/17t3qwO

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Jennifer Hudson gets her own Hollywood Star

We are pleased and proud to congratulate our multi-talentedAmerican Idol alumna and Black Nativity star Jennifer Hudson on receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today.

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Breaking the “one black friend” pattern

This is progress! Great article from TIME. We are thrilled to be helping break the “one black friend” pattern!

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Praise for Sleepy Hollow’s special breed of black female character

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!

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FOX #1 Broadcast Network in LGBT Inclusion

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.  

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Kudos to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities

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. 

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And the winner is…

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.

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