Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
TITLE: Executive VP and g.m.
LEADERSHIP: Feldman joined Fox’s international division in 1995, and presides over an operation that’s the leader in market share (14%) through 2007’s third quarter, according to Media Control GfK.
This is largely due to having a tremendous slate of international box office hits, including “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Night at the Museum,” “Borat” and “Live Free or Die Hard” — the latter of which grossed more than $247 million in foreign coin.
Market infiltration has helped, too. Fox has established dedicated operating companies in all of the top 10 territories across Europe, Asia and Latin America, with Western Europe, with Japan and Australia being the strongest markets.
Meanwhile, under the guidance of recently appointed senior VP of emerging markets Gary Ferguson, Fox has even made inroads into Russia, notably managing to ship 1 million copies of “Live Free or Die Hard” in the territory.
POV: “We’re a company committed to growth, so our focus (is) on delivering against that objective in a complex and dynamic market environment. This can only be achieved through the relentless pursuit of new business models in emerging and developing markets; elevated consumer and retailer engagement with the next generation of DVD; continued creativity and innovation in exploiting our library on DVD; and by nurturing and enhancing our strategic partnerships with local producers and distributors.”