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A topper twosome

Hanneman, Jegeus to head Fox Int'l unit

Paul Hanneman and Tomas Jegeus have been named co-presidents of 20th Century Fox Intl. Theatrical. The pair have been overseeing Fox Intl. since Stephen Moore’s departure early last summer, but are only now officially assuming their new titles.

The two longtime Fox Intl. executives will jointly run the division with equal responsibilities.

They previously worked together in Hong Kong from 1998 to 2002, when Hanneman was senior VP, Asia/Pacific, and Jegeus headed Fox’s marketing division for the region.

Hanneman and Jegeus have handled the international releases of Fox’s “Kingdom of Heaven,” “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith,” “Fantastic Four” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”

Fox’s upcoming slate includes “Ice Age 2: The Meltdown,” “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “The Omen.”

As exec VP of sales and strategic planning for Fox Intl. since 2002, Hanneman has been responsible for the development and execution of distribution strategies for the entire slate of Fox Intl. releases. He joined Fox Intl. in 1990 and, after a yearlong training stint in Panama and Australia, was made managing director of the Korean operation. In 1993, he moved to Japan to become managing director in that region. From 1995 to 2002 he was senior VP, Asia/Pacific.

Jegeus was named exec VP of marking for Fox Intl. in January 2005. In this role, he has supervised the overseas marketing campaigns for all Fox Intl. product. Jegeus came to Fox from UIP in London, where he was exec VP of marketing from 2002-04.