Moore tops united Fox Int’l unit

Exec to also o'see theatrical marketing, distrib operations

HOLLYWOOD — Stephen Moore has been upped to president of Twentieth Century Fox Intl., overseeing its newly united international theatrical and home entertainment divisions.

In his new post, Moore, who has served as Fox Home Entertainment Intl. prexy since June 1997, will also oversee international theatrical marketing and distribution operations, which Scott Neeson, prexy of Fox Intl. Theatrical, will continue to manage.

By making Moore the leader of both divisions, Fox hopes to better incorporate pics into its international distribution network, which has offices in more than 60 countries.

“This structure will give us a unique opportunity to even more closely integrate our strategies in releasing our films around the world both theatrically and in home entertainment,” said Moore.

Moore joined CBS/Fox in 1987 as sales and marketing director. He was later named marketing director of Fox Video and Twentieth Century Fox Film Company. He became senior VP of Fox’s Home Entertainment International Europe in 1994.

“Stephen’s background in both video and theatrical operations, coupled with his strong strategic and marketing skills, make him an ideal choice to coordinate our efforts in these two important media,” said Fox toppers Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman in a statement.

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