Fox ups 3 sales, distrib exex

Twentieth Century Fox has upped three execs in its domestic sales and distribution division. Bert Livingston, who has been serving as VP of the Southern division, has been promoted to VP, Western Division manager. R.B. Gautier has moved from Dallas branch manager to VP, Southern Division manager. And Dan Ross has been promoted from the Des Moines/Omaha/Indianapolis branch manager job to Gautier’s former post as Dallas branch manager.

“It’s always nice to make these announcements,” said Rick Myerson, exec-VP and general sales manager for Fox. “However, it’s extremely rewarding in knowing that all three of these talented people come from within your own organization.”

In his new post, Livingston will coordinate the distribution of Fox films for 13 Western states. He began his tenure with Fox in 1982 as the Detroit branch manager. He joined Fox from Columbia Pictures, for whom he served as branch manager of its Seattle/Portland outpost.

Gautier will oversee the release and distribution of Fox films in the southern U.S. He oversaw the same territory for Orion Pictures as VP and division manager for the company before joining Fox 6-1/2 years ago.

Ross has spent his entire film career with Fox, beginning in 1992. The U of North Texas grad started in the booking department, and was given oversight of the Des Moines and Omaha territories in 1995.

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