Askin-Shreger joins Fox International Prods.

Will oversee international sales for local productions

Shebnem Askin-Schreger is joining Fox International Prods. as senior vp, sales and production finance. Reporting to FIP president Sanford Panitch, she will oversee international sales for the unit’s local film productions.

Working out of the Fox offices in Los Angeles and New York, she also will be involved with FIP's Indian activities at Fox Star Studios, working closely with Rohit Sharma, who joined Fox’s Indian arm last year as head of sales and content distribution.

Most recently, Askin-Schreger was head of Cinetic International, the global sales, consulting and financial unit of the New York-based Cinetic Media, managing international sales for independently produced films such as "Exit Through the Gift Shop," directed by Banksy, and "Abel," directed by Diego Luna.

"Shebnem's vast experience will be a powerful asset for Fox International Productions and a great advantage for filmmakers. While Fox will continue to distribute in the primary, local territory, Shebnem's experience in pairing films with distributors internationally is a critical piece as we grow in producing and acquiring commercial, local language films all over the world," Panitch said.