Fox employees are bracing for big changes — and at least 3,000 job cuts — as Disney begins to consolidate movie and television studio operations.
Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool is one of the many characters the Walt Disney Co. acquired in its landmark deal with 21st Century Fox, which the actor spoofed in a tweet.
Walt Disney Co. officially acquires the 21st Century Fox assets, including the legendary movie and television studio, cable channels including FX and National Geographic,
The legendary Los Angeles birthplace of the Fox empire was apparently too dear for the Murdoch family to part with. Fox will continue to operate the lot, renting sound stages to Disney and other filmmakers — a lucrative business as expanding streaming services gobble up studio and office space.
The new Fox launches amid high anxiety on the company's Los Angeles lot: More than 3,000 jobs are expected to be eliminated.
Rupert Murdoch, 88, is exiting the Hollywood studio business after three decades. His company, 21st Century Fox, will be dismantled Tuesday as Walt Disney Co. completes its $71.3-billion deal for prominent Fox assets. The Murdoch family will keep the Fox broadcast network and Fox News.
Disney’s long anticipated $71.3-billion acquisition of Fox will put the X-Men, Homer Simpson, the Avengers, Buzz Lightyear and Kylo Ren under the same roof, giving the Burbank company an unprecedented share of film and television franchises, and increasing leverage in Hollywood.
Disney's acquisition of Fox includes a minority stake in comic book publisher Boom! Studios. Adaptations of LGBTQ-friendly Boom! titles were among the film projects in development when the Disney-Fox merger was finalized.
Dozens of actors, executives and Fox veterans reminisce about the legendary studio's 106-year legacy, its family atmosphere, its moguls, filmmakers and the magic they made.
For comic book devotees, the prospect of seeing the likes of, say, Wolverine, Deadpool and Mister Fantastic saving the world alongside Captain America, Thor and Black Panther – or perhaps battling it out among themselves – is tantalizing to say the least.
The new Fox Corp. will have a focus focus on live programming. Analysts had thought the regional sports networks, which Disney must sell, would be a fit.
Disney said it has received unconditional approval from Chinese regulators for its blockbuster deal to buy much of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, clearing another key hurdle for the completion of the $71.3-billion purchase.
On Wednesday, the 87-year-old media baron choreographed a coda for 21st Century Fox — the company he has spent decades shaping into a global media juggernaut.
Emma Watts will remain a vice chairman and president of production for 20th Century Fox Film after Walt Disney Co. completes its $71.3-billion purchase of Fox assets, including the Century City-based film studio.
Peter Rice's major goal will be to ramp up Disney’s TV programming pipeline with shows that appeal to audiences who watch ABC, Disney children's channels, and streaming services that are key to the company’s future.
Disney CEO Bob Iger wants his new Disney team in place as soon as foreign regulators approve the Fox transaction — endorsements that could come by the end of the year.
21st Century Fox on Tuesday elevated a handful of executives to manage the operations after Rupert Murdoch sells the bulk of his company to Walt Disney Co. Lachlan Murdoch will become chairman and chief executive.
Disney and Fox's concurrent shareholder meetings, which took place in the same Manhattan hotel, and the overwhelming vote marked a milestone in the more-than-yearlong deal approval process.
Disney got much closer to winning its Fox prize with the Justice Department's antitrust approval Wednesday of its deal to acquire 21st Century Fox's assets. Acquiring the assets has been a major priority for Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Walt Disney Co.’s acquisition would include 20th Century Fox's movie and TV studios, which produce such popular shows as the bawdy animated series "Family Guy" and the dark anthology series "American Horror Story."
Walt Disney Co. has finalized a $52.4-billion deal to buy much of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox entertainment empire, a blockbuster union that would radically transform Hollywood into a land of fewer giants.
Walt Disney Co. plans to buy much of the media assets of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. If approved by regulators, the deal would create an entertainment powerhouse and transform the Hollywood landscape. Here is a breakdown of what Disney would acquire.