LOS ANGELES, CA (January 20, 2017) – Fox Television Group and Twentieth Century Fox Film today appointed Jim Fielding to the post of President of Consumer Products and Innovation, a role in which the industry veteran will oversee licensing, product development and new business opportunities in the consumer retail space across both businesses and FX Networks.  Fielding, who most recently served as Global Head of Consumer Products and Retail for DreamWorks Animation, will begin his duties on January 23 and be based in Los Angeles. 

The announcement was made jointly by Stacey Snider, Chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox Film, and Gary Newman and Dana Walden, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. 

Fielding brings to Fox more than 25 years of leadership experience in the consumer retail space, having served as the CEO of Claire’s Stores, Inc., where he oversaw strategic growth and international development for the retail chain’s more than 3,000 stores worldwide.  Previously, he was the President of Disney Stores Worldwide, a role in which he led a $1.2 billion global business that operated 360 stores in 12 countries, as well as the DisneyStore.com e-commerce business.  

“The Fox Television Group is home to some of the most powerful and enduring television franchises the world over, and Jim offers exactly the right skill set to maximize their potential in the licensing and consumer products space,” commented Newman and Walden. “He has been an innovative steward of so many important live action and animated properties over his career, and he has relationships with retailers and licensees quite literally around the globe. We’re excited to have him on board.”

“Jim’s expertise and experience will be invaluable assets as we continue to look for new ways for our brands – both new and existing – to reach consumers on a global scale,” said Ms. Snider.  “Jim’s a one-of-a-kind executive, who’s worked with many of the world’s largest and most successful franchises, and we are incredibly fortunate to have him leading this group, as we strive to take advantage of this immense opportunity.” 

Prior to his 11-year tenure at the Walt Disney Company, Fielding served as General Merchandise Manager for the co-ed division of Lands’ End Inc., where he led all channels of distribution, including Internet, catalogue and stores. He previously held several key roles in the merchandising world at companies such as The Gap, The J. Peterman Company and Dayton-Hudson.

Fielding has served on the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, including two years as its Chairman, and the Kidspace Children's Museum. He is a founding member of the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Center, and is currently the Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Respect Awards for GLSEN, in addition to a variety of other non-profit endeavors.

Mr. Fielding earned a B.A. in political science and management from Indiana University and serves on the Dean’s Council for the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies, while also endowing the Fielding Family Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.



About 20th Century Fox Film:

One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world.  These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of the studio: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions and Twentieth Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios.

About Fox Television Group

Fox Television Group is a consortium of leading media and content creation companies, which includes broadcast network Fox Broadcasting Company (FBC); broadcast and cable production studios 20th Century Fox Television (TCFTV) and Fox 21 Television Studios; licensing division Fox Consumer Products; and syndication supplier of off-network programming, Twentieth Television. The broadcast network is home to the No. 1 drama on broadcast, EMPIRE, and hits FAMILY GUY, LETHAL WEAPON, GOTHAM, STAR, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH and THE MICK, as well as the upcoming 24: LEGACY; and the studio produces the No. 1 new show of the year, THIS IS US, as well as the ratings and awards winners MODERN FAMILY, HOMELAND, THE AMERICANS, FRESH OFF THE BOAT, LIFE IN PIECES, AMERICAN HORROR STORY and AMERICAN CRIME STORY. The network and studio also are home to the longest running scripted series in the history of the medium, THE SIMPSONS, currently renewed through a record 30th season. FTG’s content now reaches more than a billion people every day across the world; in as many as 180 countries, across six continents, in 30 different languages.