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Fox revamps distrib unit

Livingston, Aronson earn senior veep stripes

In a major restructuring of 20th Century Fox’s domestic distrib division, prexy Bruce Snyder has named Bert Livingston and Christopher Aronson as his immediate deputies.

Both will carry senior VP titles, with Livingston managing Fox’s Western and Southern film sales regions and Aronson in charge of Eastern, Midwestern and Canadian film sales.

The two execs will replace Fox distrib’s former No. 2, Rick Myerson, who stepped down as exec VP in July after a 25-year run at Fox (Daily Variety, July 13).

Both Aronson and Livingston will report directly to Snyder.

Livingston is a 23-year veteran of Fox, joining first in 1982 as a Detroit branch manager. He began his career at Chicago’s Brotman & Sherman Theaters, moving up to film buyer before going to work as a salesman and branch manager for Columbia.

He was promoted in 1989 to Midwest division manager based in Chicago, then later to Southern division manager in Dallas before moving to L.A. to oversee the Western region.

Aronson was most recently MGM’s exec veep-general sales manager. Before that he was an senior VP at box office data service firm Rentrak.

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