Warner Bros International executive vice president Richard Fox (pictured) wasdue to receive the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France onFeb 20.

The executive flew to aceremony at the French Cultural Ministry in Paris to receive the award in recognitionof his "lifetime commitment to cultural diversity, as exemplified by hisachievements in the world of international film".

Since 1992 Foxhas overseen local language co-production, acquisition, marketing anddistribution in more than 20 countries. He began his career at Warner Bros in1975 and rose to become president of Warner Bros Pictures International.