Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation —also known as 20th Century Fox, 20th Century Fox Pictures, 20th, or simply Fox-is an American film studio, distributor and one of the six major American film studios. Located in the Century City area of Los Angeles, just west of Beverly Hills, the studio used to be a subsidiary of News Corporation, but is now a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. 20th Century Fox has distributed famous film series, including Avatar, the first two Star Wars trilogies, Ice Age, Power Rangers, X-Men, Die Hard, Planet of the Apes, Night at the Museum, Taken, Fantastic Four, Alien, Predator, Alvin and the Chipmunks. Television series produced by Fox include The Simpsons, Family ...moresee more on Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp
Alan Ladd, Jr. is an American film industry executive and producer. He is the son of actor Alan Ladd and Ladd's first wife Marjorie Jane, whom Ladd had met in high school. He is famous for giving George Lucas the go-ahead to make Star Wars and remained as Lucas' only support at times when the Board of Directors of 20th Century Fox wished to shut down production. The production was plagued by location difficulties, story problems and budgetary disagreements for a project that was mainly considered a pending embarrassment before the studio likely closed its doors. However, when Ladd saw first hand the audience's rapturous appreciation of the film at its first public screening at the Northpoint ...moresee more on Alan Ladd, Jr.
Albert Lewin was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Newark, New Jersey. He earned a Master's degree at Harvard and taught English at the University of Missouri. During World War I, he served in the military and was afterwards appointed assistant national director of the American Jewish Relief Committee. He later became a drama and film critic for the Jewish Tribune until the early 1920s, when he went to Hollywood to become a reader for Samuel Goldwyn. Later he worked as a script clerk for directors King Vidor and Victor Sjöström before becoming a screenwriter at MGM in 1924. Lewin was appointed head of the studio's script ...moresee more on Albert Lewin