Steve Shikiya has been named senior VP of strategic planning for Fox Filmed Entertainment.
Shikiya will be responsible for initiating and overseeing global strategic planning and business development activities for Fox Filmed Entertainment. He also will supervise the studio’s deal analysis efforts for all pics produced by the 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000, Fox Animation and Fox Searchlight labels.
Previously, Shikiya was senior VP of marketing and distribution at MGM Studios and was part of the MGM-appointed integration team for the Sony-led acquisition of the Lion earlier this year.
He started his MGM tenure in the corporate development group, where he was responsible for various corporate initiatives including equity investment opportunities, motion picture deal analysis, strategic alliances and corporate restructuring.