20th Century Fox, a name and klieg-lit logo that stretches back 85 years in Hollywood, is dropping the word Fox, a move that may prevent consumers mistakenly thinking the movie studio has anything to do Rupert Murdoch’s polarizing Fox News media empire. It also dropped the Fox moniker from art-house sibling Fox Searchlight.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge rejects Netflix’s view that Fox’s employment contracts are tainted with illegality.
The case revolves around the key question of whether 20th Century Fox, or any studio, can hold its employees to fixed-term contracts. Two Fox employees left for jobs with the streaming giant in 2016. It is not uncommon for employees to leave before their contracts are up, but Fox chose to sue Netflix to combat what it saw as poaching. Netflix has countered that Fox’s contracts illegally bind employees to the company in a practice akin to slavery.
Having suffered a string of legal defeats, VidAngel is hoping to have better luck in a Utah courtroom. On Thursday, VidAngel brought a lawsuit against a host of entertainment companies and is seeking declaratory relief that its streaming service that filters profanity, sex, violence and more from movies is permissible by law.
John Creech was found guilty on Monday of voluntary manslaughter in the 2012 death of Fox executive Gavin Smith. The former 20th Century Fox distribution exec’s remains were found in a shallow grave in the Angeles National Forest in the Antelope Valley in November of 2014 — about two-and-a-half years after he was reported missing.
VidAngel has turned to the Court of Appeals in its legal battle with Disney, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm, requesting an emergency stay that would let it get back in the business of allowlng users to filter language, nudity, violence and other content from movies and TV shows.
Disney, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm have successfully blocked VidAngel, a TVOD service that edits out adult content, from showing their films. A California Federal Judge has granted Disney’s request for a preliminary injunction against VidAngel pending trial.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say the remains of a movie executive who disappeared more than two years ago have been found. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed early Thursday that the remains of Gavin Smith have been positively identified. But Lt. Larry Dietz declined say where or when they were located or provide […]
Stacey Snider is expected to be named co-chair of 20th Century Fox, according to a person familiar with the situation. Snider, currently co-chair and chief executive of Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios, will serve as 20th Century Fox’s No. 2 executive under Jim Gianopulos. Fox is expected to make the announcement soon.