Disney has announced today that Alan Bergman and Alan Horn have received new roles as part of the corporate structure at The Walt Disney Studios. Check out the intro to the official press release copied below and then take the supplied source link for the full read.
Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, and Alan Horn, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, have announced that Walt Disney Studios President Alan Bergman has been elevated to Co-Chairman of the Studio Entertainment division. He will serve alongside Horn, while Horn will assume the additional title of Chief Creative Officer, continuing to guide the Studios’ overarching creative strategy.
As Co-Chairmen, Horn and Bergman will report to Iger and will jointly oversee Disney’s world-class film, music and theatre groups, as well as the Studios’ global marketing, distribution, communications and human resources. Producing content both for theatrical release and Disney’s direct-to-consumer platforms, the Studios’ collection of film labels includes Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm, as well as Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Family, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox 2000 and Blue Sky Studios following The Walt Disney Company’s recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Bergman will continue to oversee the Studios’ business groups including operations, technology, business and legal affairs, labor relations and finance.
“Seven years ago, I had the good fortune of hiring Alan Horn as Chairman of our Studios, and since then, our Studio Entertainment group has delivered creative excellence and tremendous box office success,” said Iger. “Alan Bergman’s leadership has also been key to making our Studios the gold standard of the industry. The new ‘co-chair’ structure formally recognizes the powerful partnership behind one of the most successful eras in our Studios’ history and ensures we remain focused on creating extraordinary entertainment experiences for audiences around the world.”