Fox Searchlight International Promotes Rebecca Kearey to President

Fox Searchlight Pictures has promoted veteran executive Rebecca Kearey to president of Fox Searchlight International.

Kearey had been exec VP of Fox Searchlight International and Fox International Productions. She’s responsible for all international marketing and distribution functions for Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox International Productions.

Kearey will also continue to work closely with Searchlight President of Production Claudia Lewis and Director of U.K. Production Katie Goodson-Thomas on U.K.-based projects, such as the current production of “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.”

During the past decade, Kearey has overseen the international marketing and distribution of several Fox Searchlight hits, including “Black Swan,” which hauled $224 million internationally, and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” which earned $116 million in foreign grosses.

Prior to joining Fox, Kearey was senior VP of marketing at United Artists, where she oversaw “Hotel Rwanda.” She also served as head of marketing and distribution at The Sales Co in London, where she was responsible for the international campaigns for “Bend It Like Beckham” and “Whale Rider.”

Kearey began her career at Fox Searchlight Pictures in 1995 as a marketing coordinator.

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