Twentieth Century Fox has tapped former Film Group exec Spencer Klein as senior VP-assistant general sales manager.

Klein will be responsible for Fox’s North American distribution activities, reporting to newly appointed prexy of domestic distribution Chris Aronson.

Before serving as senior veepee of film and alternative content at Dallas-based movie circuit the Film Group, Klein held posts at New Yorker Films, the Weinstein Co. and Bow Tie Cinemas.

“We are excited to have Spencer join our team,” Aronson said in announcing the appointment. “His extensive experience in both film distribution and exhibition will be instrumental in taking the studio to even greater successes as we continue to ramp up our release slate.”