James Finn takes Fox Home Ent. post

Exec switching coasts to fill vacated vp spot

James Finn, previously vp publicity at Fox Searchlight, was appointed Monday as senior vp corporate and consumer communications at Fox Home Entertainment.

Finn will relocate from New York to assume the Los Angeles-based position, reporting to FHE executive vp marketing Mary Daily effective Aug. 11.

"James is a seasoned professional with proven media instincts and a real creative flair," Daily said.

Finn said he looks forward to joining "a team of executives with such an incredible, resourceful and knowledgeable background."

He has worked at Searchlight for six years. At the Fox specialty unit, Finn handled publicity on theatrical campaigns for films including "Slumdog Millionaire," "Juno," "Once," "Thank You for Smoking" and "Napoleon Dynamite."

Finn fills a spot vacated by home entertainment veteran Steve Feldstein in January. FHE was fourth in DVD market share last year as ranked by Nielsen VideoScan on the basis of annual revenue.
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