Fox Studio Chief Stacey Snider Names Andrew Cripps Head of International Distribution

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Cripps is a widely respected industry veteran who previously ran Paramount's overseas operation before joining Imax, where he's president of international.

Andrew Cripps is returning to the Hollywood studio fold.

Stacey Snider, 20th Century Fox film chairman-CEO, said Tuesday that Cripps will serve as president of international distribution. He'll join the studio in January 2017 from Imax, where he's president of international.

Cripps will report to Snider and work closely with president of domestic distribution Chris Aronson, as well as with president of international production Tomas Jegeus, who spearheads local-language productions.

Before Imax, Cripps was president of international for Paramount Pictures. Prior to that, he ran Paramount and Universal's joint international distribution operation, UPI.

"I have known Andrew since we worked together when I was at Universal," said Snider in a statement. "He is not only an expert on the global distribution marketplace, but he is the consummate professional and an all-around great person. I can think of no one better to lead our world-class Fox international team."

Added Cripps: "I have greatly enjoyed my time at Imax, but I am now looking forward to this incredible opportunity with Fox and to be working with Stacey Snider again."

Cripps is the second major hire Snider has made in recent weeks after Pam Levine, who is the newly named president of worldwide marketing. Paul Hanneman, who exited the studio last month, previously served as worldwide president of both marketing and distribution.

A British citizen, Cripps is now based in London.