Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has appointed Pieter Cosijn as vice president of planning and development -- Southern Europe & Emerging Markets.

In the newly created position, Cosijn reports to Gary Ferguson (SVP Emerging Markets), Marc Caux (SVP Southern Europe) and Richard Crook (VP International Licensees. He assumes the new role immediately, and will be based in Fox's Benelux office.

Cosijn joined Fox in 1999 and since 2003 had been in a shared role as Fox's finance director, theatrical and home entertainment.

'For the last eight years, Pieter has been an invaluable executive at Fox and we're delighted to have him transition full-time to the home entertainment division in this new capacity. We have full confidence that Pieter's experience and skill set will benefit our team tremendously,' said Gary Ferguson.