Speaker Biography

Jim Fielding 

TitlePresident, Consumer Products & Innovation, 20th Century Fox
BioAn industry veteran of more than 30 years, Jim Fielding currently serves as President, Consumer Products and Innovation for 20th Century Fox. In this capacity, Fielding oversees the Licensing and Merchandising of the vast portfolio of content and brands, including the work of Twentieth Century Fox Film, Fox Networks Group, and FX Network. Among the key properties under Fielding’s worldwide purview include The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, The X-Files, and American Horror Story; as well as the film franchises of Avatar, Planet of the Apes, Alien, Predator, and the beloved family movie series, Ice Age.

Prior to joining Fox, Fielding served as the Global Head of Consumer Products and Retail Development for Dreamworks Animation. Fielding also served as CEO of Claire's Stores Inc., overseeing strategic growth and international development for the retail chain’s over 3,000 stores worldwide. Fielding’s tenure at Claire’s Stores Inc. was preceded by four years as President of Disney Stores Worldwide, where he oversaw a $1.2 billion global business operating 360 stores in 12 countries as well as the DisneyStore.com business in five countries. In this role, Fielding led a complete re-architecture of the company’s brand and merchandising strategy, including worldwide store expansion, the launch of a new concept in 2010 and the development of their e-commerce business. An 11-year veteran of Disney, Fielding also held the position of EVP, Global Retail Sales and Marketing for Disney Consumer Products.

Prior to his time at the Walt Disney Company, Fielding served as General Merchandise Manager for the coed division of Lands’ End Inc.

Mr. Fielding currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Regions of the American Red Cross. He is also a proud member or the National Board for GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network).