Fox promotes Christopher Aronson to exec veep

Film vet oversees domestic distrib operations for studio

Twentieth Century Fox has promoted distribution maven Christopher Aronson to exec VP and general sales manager.

Aronson will oversee all of the studio’s North American distribution activities as well as Fox’s offices in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto.

Prior to joining Fox in 2005, Aronson served as exec VP and general sales manager for MGM. Before that, he worked at Rentrak as senior VP of the company’s theatrical division.

A well-respected distribution exec, Aronson has helped oversee pics including “Ice Age: The Meltdown,” “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “The Devil Wears Prada” during his tenure with Fox.

Exec has also served in senior roles at Destination Films, Signature Theatres, Columbia Pictures, Vestron Pictures, New World Pictures and Universal Pictures in his more than three decades in the film biz.

Aronson continues to report to Bruce Snyder, Fox’s domestic distribution prexy.

“Chris has been a key member of our distribution family since he joined the company,” Snyder said. “His formidable combination of experience and insights into our ever-evolving business have been invaluable.”