Spencer Klein, one of the most respected executives in distribution, has been named EVP, general sales manager for 20th Century Fox reporting to Domestic Distribution President, Chris Aronson. Klein, who has been with the company since 2012, is responsible for all of Fox’s theatrical distribution activities in the U.S. and Canada. The executive previously held distribution posts at The Film Group, Bow Tie Cinemas, The Weinstein Company, Loews Cineplex Entertainment, New Line Cinemas and New Yorker Films.

“Klein’s innovative vision and strong relationships with our theatrical exhibition partners has been instrumental in effectively implementing our domestic distribution plans,” said Aronson in making the announcement. “He continues to raise the bar in an ever evolving marketplace, and we are so proud to honor his achievements.”