Jim Fielding To Head Fox Consumer Products

Fox Television Group and Twentieth Century Fox Film today appointed Jim Fielding president of consumer products and innovation, a role in which the industry veteran will oversee licensing, product development and new consumer retail business opportunities across both businesses and FX Networks.

Fielding, who most recently was global head of consumer products and retail for DreamWorks Animation, will begin his duties on Jan. 23 and be based in Los Angeles.

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.

Prior to his 11-year tenure at the Walt Disney Co., Fielding was general merchandise manager for the co-ed division of Lands’ End Inc., where he led all channels of distribution. He previously held several key roles in the merchandising world at companies such as The Gap, The J. Peterman Co. and Dayton-Hudson.

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.

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