Twentieth Century Fox has promoted Craig Dehmel to executive vice president of international distribution.
The newly expanded role will oversee all international distribution matters including strategic dating, competitive analysis, by-film financial review, box office reporting, exhibitor relations, third party distributor relations and cross-divisional integrated release planning. Dehmel will report to Paul Hanneman and Tomas Jegeus, co-presidents of worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution.
“Craig has been a key member of our international family since he joined the company 15 years ago,” said Hanneman and Jegeus upon announcing the promotion. “He offers unparalleled insight into the ever-evolving international marketplace and a savvy acumen of the global distribution business in general. We are proud to honor his achievements and look forward to working with him in his new role to maximize the many opportunities that lie ahead.”
Over the summer, 20th Century Fox became the first studio to gross $1 billion in domestic box office with films that included “The Other Woman;“ blockbuster “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” which has become the highest-grossing picture in that franchise, amassing more than $730 million worldwide to date; and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” which opened to $104 million global tally and has grossed more than $500 million worldwide to date.
During his tenure at Fox, Dehmel worked on the releases of several major titles including “Avatar,” “Life of Pi,” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Prior to Fox, Dehmel served as marketing director for Ocean Park Pictures.