Fox realigns international video

VP Gary Ferguson to develop China, Russia

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s international division is now operating under a new territory management structure.

Fox vet Gary Ferguson will be solely devoted to nurturing future growth markets for Fox homevid in his newly expanded position as senior VP, emerging markets. Ferguson will focus on developing a viable business in China and Russia and identifying expansion opportunities in Brazil.

Ferguson also will supervise Fox’s worldwide licensee operation and play a key part in the division’s antipiracy agenda. Previously serving as Fox homevideo’s senior VP for Europe, Ferguson began his tenure with Fox in 1995 as homevid managing director, U.K.

Steven Leighton has been appointed to the newly created role of senior VP, Northern Europe; he will oversee the U.K., German and Nordic territories. His duties include supervising the division’s day-to-day U.K. operation, and managing Fox homevideo’s longstanding Nordic partnership with distributor Svensk Filmindustri. Leighton joined Fox homevid in 2004 as managing director for Australia prior to becoming U.K. managing director in 2006.

Effective July 30, Marc Caux comes aboard as senior VP, southern Europe, to oversee the division’s offices in France, Benelux, Italy and Spain. Caux will undertake a leading role in partnering with Carrefour –where Fox currently operates as DVD category manager across the four territories — as well as managing French joint-venture relationships with Pathe and Europa.

Europe-based Ferguson, Leighton and Caux will report to Keith Feldman, exec VP-general manager, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Intl., at the division’s Los Angeles HQ.

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