Simon Hewlett will replace Peter Dignan as managingdirector of 20th Century Fox's UK theatrical operation, comingfrom his previous role as vice president of marketing, Europe, at Fox HomeEntertainment. From 1998 to 2000, Hewlett worked as marketing director forFox's UK theatrical division.

Having spent ten years at Fox, Dignan is relocating toSouth Africa to pursue his own personal and professional interests. Dignan willwork closely with Hewlett in the transitional period before he leaves at theend of this month.

Hewlett first joined Fox in1988 beginning with a series of sales and marketing assignments including theestablishment of "widescreen" and "special edition"versions of films as marketable home entertainment formats in the UK.