20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
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|Subsidiary of 20th Century Fox|
|Headquarters||Century City, Los Angeles|
|Mike Dunn (President)
Mary Daily (President & CMO, WW Mktg)
Keith Feldman (President, Global Distribution)
James Finn (EVP, Corp & Mktg Comm)
Danny Kaye (EVP, Global Research & Tech Strategy)
|Owner||21st Century Fox|
|Parent||20th Century Fox|
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (stylized as 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is the home video distribution arm of the 20th Century Fox film studio. It was established in 1975 as Magnetic Video Corporation and was later known as 20th Century Fox Video, CBS/Fox Video and FoxVideo, Inc. The company also is best known for distributing the two highest-grossing films of all time, Titanic and Avatar.
CBS/Fox became FoxVideo in 1991, alternating with the CBS/Fox name until 1998. It was renamed as 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment in 1995, alternating with the FoxVideo name until 1998.
They serve as a UK distributor for French film distributor, Pathé and their film library for VHS/DVD release while Warner Bros. handles theatrical distribution as of 2010. Fox also distributed Yari Film Group DVD titles in North America.
They also distribute Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and United Artists DVD titles worldwide under the MGM Home Entertainment label since MGM ended their home video agreement with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Fox's worldwide distribution deal with MGM was due to expire in September 2011, but was renewed and extended on April 13, 2011 and will be due to expire in 2016 but was renewed and extended again and, this time, it will be due to expire in June 2020). They also distribute titles from Relativity Media, DreamWorks Animation (until 2018), Lionsgate, Lionsgate UK, Entertainment One and Clarius Entertainment (until that company changed its name to Aviron Pictures and switched its North American home video distributor to Universal Pictures Home Entertainment in 2015), as well as Largo Entertainment among others.
Fox's best selling DVD titles are currently the various season box sets of The Simpsons. They also once served as the U.S. distributor for television and/or film products released by the BBC from the 1985 to the 2000, but those North American distribution rights expired at the end of 2000 and have since then been transferred to Warner Home Video. They also distributed HiT Entertainment releases in 2006 until 2008 when video distribution moved to Lionsgate Home Entertainment, then Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
List of direct-to-video films
- 20th Century Fox Studio Classics
- 20th Century Fox Cinema Classics Collection
- 20th Century Fox Film Noir
- 20th Century Fox Marquee Musicals
- "20th Century Fox: Company History". Retrieved April 10, 2010.
- MGM & 20th Century Fox Renew Home Entertainment Deal, deadline.com
- The Simpsons - 'Don't have a cow man' - Season 4 press release!
- "20th Century Fox Announces Blu-ray Titles". Firstpost. 2006-09-01. Retrieved 2014-12-16.