Michael Andreen has been named SVP Production at Fox International Prods. and will assume his new role on August 1, Sanford Panitch, FIP’s president said today. FIP has a strong local-language business and Andreen’s hire likely indicates a ramping up in that area. It’s also a homecoming for Andreen at Fox. He previously served in various creative production capacities, working on titles including Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World and The Day After Tomorrow.

He has also held senior positions at Walt Disney Studios, where he developed strategy and pursued operational implementation of the company’s international initiative to extend its brand in emerging markets; Warner Independent Pictures; Sidney Kimmel Entertainment Films; and most recently, at Narratology, where Andreen served as a consultant to Chinese media companies and funds; and at LeVision Pictures U.S., where he established and directed the U.S. operations for the successful Chinese multimedia company.