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Publicist Bumble Ward Out at Twentieth Century Fox

Bumble Ward’s stint at Twentieth Century Fox as executive vice president of film publicity has turned out to be short-lived. But rather than crying over it, she tells Indiewire’s Anne Thompson that she is eager for the next phase of her career to take hold:

“I’ve never been so giddy about the opportunities out there,” she says. “There’s a sweet spot with movies, directors and social media.”

Ward joined Fox in August of 2011 and had a contract that ran through February of 2013. But her time with the News Corp. family ended officially yesterday.

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Tom Rothman, Head of Fox Films, to Resign

Tom Rothman, the co-chairman and co-CEO of News Corp’s Fox Filmed Entertainment, is stepping down at the end of the year. Rothman has been with Fox for 18 years. Jim Gianopulos, who shares titles with Rothman, is taking over after Rothman departs the company.

Additionally, Twentieth Century Fox Television, a part of Fox Filmed, will be split into its own business unit within News Corp. Fox Filmed will be ranamed Twentieth Century Fox Film after the separation.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Rothman was forced out. His contract was originally set to expire in 2014.