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Former Fox Home Video President To Launch Anime Production Company

Pat Wyatt has left her post as president of Fox Home Video and Consumer Products, with the aim of starting up an independent production company specializing in anime, with a focus on original direct-to video properties. The company will also produce theatrical features, according to VARIETY. The name and details of the company are forthcoming. Wyatt told VARIETY her intentions are to reconnect with her family roots in Japan by "bringing eastern culture to the west." Wyatt has presided over the Home Video unit for the past five years. She joined Fox in 1995 as president of Licensing and Merchandising, and was then handed the Home Video reins in 1997, after former video president Jeff Yapp departed Fox. The company has not announced a replacement for Wyatt.