Fox Filmed Entertainment has announced a number of promotions of key production executives, with Hutch Parker appointed vice chairman, to also oversee Fox Animation in addition to Twentieth Century Fox (TCF) Film Group. He had been president of Twentieth Century Fox since 2005 and joined Fox in 1995.

Emma Watts and Alex Young have been named co-presidents of production for TCF. They had worked in 2006 on Night At The Museum and X-Men: The Last Stand, respectively.

Debbie Liebling, who had a hit with Borat, will become president of production for Fox's new label Fox Atomic, reporting to Peter Rice. She had been executive vice president of production at TCF and she joined Fox in 2002.

Further, Vanessa Morrison, a 12-year Fox production veteran, will take the post of president of Fox Animation. She will report to Parker and replaces Chris Meledandri.

Fox's CGI arm Blue Sky Studios also announced two promotions. Brian Keane, now general manager and chief financial officer, will now serve as chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Bruce Anderson, an assocate producer on Fox Animation's Horton Hears A Who, will keep his post on that film and also add the title of general manager of Blue Sky.

'We feel blessed to have such a deep bench to turn to as we build on success,' said Fox Chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman. 'These are exciting changes for TCF, Fox Animation and Fox Atomic. Together with the terrific year that Fox 2000 has had under Elizabeth Gabler and Carla Hacken (led by The Devil Wears Prada) and the incredible films made at Searchlight under Claudia Lewis like Notes on Scandal and Last King of Scotland, the company's production operations have never been more creative, vibrant, varied, and complete. We are looking forward to continued growth.'