Fox Distribution Boss Bruce Snyder Retiring; Chris Aronson To Replace Him

Bruce Snyder has run 20th Century Fox‘s domestic distribution business as president since 1989 and is stepping down on July 6. Chris Aronson was just promoted to EVP and General Sales Manager last month and was reporting to Snyder.

Los Angeles (April 24, 2012) __ Bruce Snyder, a 36-year veteran of Twentieth Century Fox and the executive who has overseen the studio’s domestic distribution activities since 1989, will retire from the company on July 6, 2012, it was announced today by Fox chairmen and CEOs Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos.

Chris Aronson, who most recently served as Executive Vice President, General Sales Manager for Fox Domestic Distribution, has been promoted to succeed Snyder.

Commented Gianopulos and Rothman: “For decades, Bruce has represented everything that is good and strong and ethical about our studio and industry. He has not only guided hundreds of our pictures into the theatrical marketplace, he has spent countless hours advising colleagues and even competitors, all of whom have benefited from his wisdom, experience and kindnesses. We are sorry to see Bruce go. He is a prince among men and will be missed by everyone whose lives and careers he has touched. But we know that Bruce’s longtime colleague and friend Chris Aronson, will ably follow in those very large footsteps.” (more…)

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