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Fox casts Kaplan upward

Exec moves to senior VP casting

Christian Kaplan has been promoted to senior VP of feature casting at 20th Century Fox, it was announced Wednesday by Donna Isaacson, exec VP of feature casting.

Kaplan joined Fox in 1994 as manager of feature casting. He was promoted to director in 1997 and again in 1999 to VP.

While at Fox he has been involved in the casting of numerous films including the upcoming CGI pic “Robots”; Marvel Comics’ “Fantastic Four” adaptation; the Johnny Cash biopic “Walk the Line,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon; and “In Her Shoes,” starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine.

Kaplan also oversaw the casting of Fox pics “I, Robot,” “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” “Ice Age, “Dr. Dolittle 2,” “Just Married,” “Antwone Fisher” and “Drumline.”

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