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    Fox Will Be Lean After Disney Deal, But Will It Be Mean?

    The pending acquisition of the bulk of 21st Century Fox’s assets by the Walt Disney Co. turns the latter into a content giant the likes of which has never been seen. But it also turns the former into a leaner, more focused entity whose future is radically changed from what most observers envisioned for it [...]

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    Fox Merges With Disney: The Storied Studio's 102-Year History

    Movies weren’t yet talkies and the headquarters were located in New Jersey when Fox Film was founded in 1915. William Fox couldn’t have imagined that his modest film company would get bulked up by merging with 20th Century, produce some of the highest-grossing movies of all time, and become a global empire. Here’s a look [...]

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    Meme Inspired 'Black-ish' Spinoff 'Grown-ish,' Creator Kenya Barris Says

    Creator Kenya Barris unintentionally tapped into the mind of “Grown-ish’s” target demographic when coming up with the idea for a spinoff of his acclaimed ABC sitcom, “Black-ish.” “I saw a meme one day and it said, ‘Where would Zoey go to college?’ I was like, ‘This is a f—ing show.’ That was my lightbulb moment,” [...]

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    Disney-Fox Will Be Global Powerhouse, Especially in Asia and Europe

    Disney’s hookup with 21st Century Fox will create not just an American behemoth but a global one, with powerful film and television assets throughout Asia and Europe in particular. That kind of reach is all the more important as international revenue increasingly becomes a sine qua non for Hollywood. Across the Atlantic, the marriage will [...]

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    Issa Rae’s Talent Drive Leads to Sci-Fi Pilot ‘The Awoken’

    Buyers in L.A. got a first look at “The Awoken” this week, a new pilot presentation emanating from Issa Rae’s drive to find TV writers from under-represented sections of society. Rae, creator, co-writer and star of HBO’s “Insecure,” has spearheaded the Fresh Wave! initiative through ColorCreative, the production company she runs with producing partner Deniese [...]


    Dubai: Festival President Abdulhamid Juma on Growing The Market And Opening to TV

    Abdulhamid Juma was part of the initial team that founded the Dubai Intl. Film Festival (DIFF) in 2004, and has been its chairman since 2006. An influential figure in Arab cinema circles, Juma has shepherded the Dubai event to its current standing as a key driver in the Middle East largely thanks to its market [...]

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