Long-serving Fox exec named evp of international distribution.

Twentieth Century Fox Film has promoted Craig Dehmel to evp of international distribution.

In his newly expanded role, Dehmel – who most recently served as svp of sales and strategic planning for the international division - will be responsible for 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.

He will continue to report to Paul Hanneman and Tomas Jegeus, co-presidents of worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution.

Throughout his 15-year career with Fox, Dehmel has helped plan the release of hundreds of internationally-distributed titles for the studio, including the industry’s largest international box office title, Avatar.

He was also involved with the international release of Life of Pi and more recently with the Fox 2014 summer slate, which included The Other Woman, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, The Fault In Our Stars, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.

This past year, CinemaCon honored Dehmel with the 2014 Passepartout Award, which recognised his accomplishments as an innovative industry executive in the international marketplace.

Prior to joining Fox, Dehmel was marketing director for Ocean Park Pictures. He started his entertainment career as an account executive and production manager for JP Advertising, servicing studio clients, including Disney and Sony Classics.

Additionally, for the past 12 years, he has been a guest lecturer at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business and USC’s Annenberg School of Communications.