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“The Shape of Water” producer urged Disney not to “mess up” Fox’s arthouse film studio

Adam Epstein
“The Shape of Water” producer urged Disney not to “mess up” Fox’s arthouse film studio

Fox Searchlight, 20th Century Fox’s arthouse film division, is responsible for two of the top Oscar contenders this year: The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. In the wake of Disney’s attempted $52 billion takeover of Fox, some of Fox Searchlight’s collaborators are deeply concerned that those kinds of films will soon…