20th Century Fox
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation is one of the major movie studios, based in the Century City area of Los Angeles, California. A subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, 20th Century Fox and its subsidiaries are also involved in television production, theme parks, international film and television distribution, and theater operations.
The company was founded in 1935 when Twentieth Century Pictures merged with Fox Film Corporation and became a new public company. The new name was Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. The company would remain independent until 1984, when Australia based News Corporation would take complete control over the company. With this move came the launch of the Fox Television Network, as they would hire Paramount's Barry Diller, whose original plan to launch a new terrestrial television network was rejected by Paramount.
20th Century Fox includes several subsidiary companies, among them 20th Century Fox Studios, 20th Century Fox Television, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, FX, FOX Television Network, Fox Entertainment Group, New Regency Productions, and the remnants of Blue Sky Studios, although the former Blue Sky studio is now known as Fox Animation Studios and is under News Corporation.